Also knows as paediatric dentistry. At King St Dental, we are focused on families and that includes children of all ages. We have dentists who will bulk bill on medicare using the Child Dental Benefit Schedule or CDBS for short.
Just like adults, it is important for children to visit the dentist regularly. We often get asked when children should start visiting the dentist. The best answer is “when they start getting teeth”. There are a number of reasons why it is important to bring children in for regular dental visits. Getting the child used to regular visits to the dentist so they can grow up knowing a routine check-up and clean is beneficial and that dentists are not scary people. Another reason is that we can constantly communicate to the parents or carers about the state of the child’s teeth and give pointers if the teeth are not being cleaned effectively. Preventing tooth decay is always a better option than treatment.
We can help your child get into the right habits when it comes to brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist. All of which will go a long way in preventing dental problems in the future.
Tooth decay travels a lot faster in baby teeth than it does in adult teeth. Having children’s teeth regularly checked is important. If a child has decayed or rotten teeth, it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for the child. Children become a lot less cooperative when they are in pain and it can become increasingly difficult to treat dental problems in children. Dental pain can also cause the child to be reluctant to go to the dentist and then fear of the dentist can make things more difficult in the future.
King St Dental is a family friendly place. We have made at easy and as comfortable as possible to visit the dentist.
We also accept bulk billing via the Child Dental Benefit Schedule.