Brunswick Children's Dentistry

Dentistry isn’t just about keeping your teeth shiny and white. Oral health can protect against disease, bacteria, and illness. It is important to consider your child’s dental care options at a young age. This way, you can prevent disease and build oral health habits early.

Visit our East Brunswick children’s dentist offices today to get your children started on their oral health journey!

What Should You Expect at a Dentist Appointment For Your Child?

It can be daunting for children to attend their first dentist appointment. Our offices are catered to your young ones to reduce anxiety and fear. We have exciting kid’s movies available for them to watch as a fun distraction during treatment and even general anaesthesia or happy gas for use at the parents’ discretion.

Anxiety is common in young kids who have never been to the dentist before, which is why we have the techniques and tools to help make this experience as comfortable and easy as possible. We make it a priority to help ease your child into their oral health journey so that they can build a long and lasting relationship with their oral health. With a welcoming environment and friendly staff, your child and family will feel right at home when they come in for check-ups.

What Age Is a Child Ready For Their First Appointment?

As soon as the first tooth is visible in the mouth, the child is ready for an appointment. If your child has reached 12 months, even if they don’t have their first tooth, they should come in for an appointment to get set up. The Australian Dental Association recommends that parents take their child in for a dental visit at 12 months or first tooth, whichever comes first.

What Dental Treatments Are Typical For Children?

Our offices provide the most options possible for your family so that you can get every treatment you need under one roof. The first steps in diagnosing and treating any early signs of problems are:

  • Monitor the child’s bite
  • Provide fluoride treatments

After these initial steps, our team can additionally offer preventative sealants to prevent tooth decay. Regular cleanings are the most essential element of your child’s dental care. At these initial cleanings, our team focuses on care and education for your family. We teach kids as young as 12 months old the proper methods of brushing and flossing for optimal oral health.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

We provide the Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule at Lotus Dental Brunswick for eligible 2-17 years old over a two-year period and the criteria is: 

  • 2-17 year olds are eligible if they receive Family Tax Benefit A  or other relevant Australian Government payments
  • Basic dental treatment is bulk billed through Medicare
  • Eligible children pay $0  no out of pocket costs
  • No wait list – your child will have the next available appointment and same day appointment in case of an emergency

 

What’s covered?

We cover up to $1,000 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS. The services we will cover include:

  • check-ups
  • X-rays/radiographs 
  • cleaning (scale/polish) 
  • fissure sealing
  • fillings
  • root canals
  • crowns for baby teeth 
  • extractions/tooth removal 
  • partial denture
 
Find out if you qualify for the two-year benefits by inquiring with us.
 

Book a Brunswick Children's Dentist Appointment Today!

Get in touch with our expert staff today to schedule your child’s first dentist appointment at Lotus Dental. With our help, your young one can prevent oral diseases, learn positive dental habits that last a lifetime, and acclimate to a friendly, welcoming health environment.