At Swish Dental, we recommend that children have their first dental visit by the time of their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing. This lets our paediatric dentists monitor the development of their teeth and catch any signs of problems early, when they're easier to correct.
We've designed our dental clinics in Brisbane to be comfortable and welcoming places for kids of all ages. Our children's dentists in Everton Park and Mitchelton have a caring and bubbly bedside manner and we'll help your children to feel at ease while we check their mouths.
During their check-up, we'll assess their teeth, gums and jaws to make sure they're developing normally. We can also offer you personalised advice on how to take the best care of their oral health.
We recommend regular check-ups twice a year so our dentists can respond to any signs of tooth decay or orthodontic issues before they become more serious.
Even if our dentists find nothing wrong with your child's smile, we may suggest preventive treatments to lower their risk of tooth decay and injuries. Depending on your child's age, these may include:
Most children in Australia aged 2 to 17 are eligible for up to $1,000 worth of free dental treatments over 2 years with the government's Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). This covers check-ups, teeth cleaning and basic services such as fillings and sealants.
We'll let you know if your family is eligible for CDBS during your visit. We offer bulk billing for Medicare payments, so you won't have to pay any out-of-pocket costs. Children's dentistry is also covered by many health funds.
If it's time for your child to see a dentist, contact our friendly team at Swish Dental to find out more about our family clinics in Everton Park and Mitchelton.
Healthdirect. Dental care for children [Online] 2017 [Accessed May 2019] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-care-for-children
SA Health. Dental services for children [Online] 2018 [Accessed May 2019] Available from: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+services/dental+services/dental+services+for+children