Child Dental Benefit Scheme
Child Dental covers part or the full cost of a few dental offerings for kids. To be eligible an infant must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government charge.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for several services consisting of examinations, ordinary dental checkups, dental x-rays, professional dental cleaning, dental fissure sealing, tooth fillings, root canal treatment and enamel extractions. Benefits are not to be had for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services supplied in a clinic.
This dental and oral fitness benefit scheme replaces the Medicare Teen Dental Plan. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) become delivered in the 12 months of 2014. Its intention becomes to provide economic support for availing fundamental dental and oral health care offerings for more children in Australia. Kid’s dentistry is important to improving the oral fitness of the population. Thousands of youngsters can have sufficient get admission to today’s era for their dental and oral care needs.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule gives you a complete benefit entitlement cap of Australian dollar one thousand per infant that is legitimate over consecutive calendar years. If your child does now not use the overall Australian dollar one thousand caps inside the first year, the stability can still be used next 12 months, so long as your child is eligible. Take gain of this extremely good opportunity nowadays. Ensure that your children can revel in a life packed with a healthy and exquisite smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
We adhere to all the latest government regulations advice and guidelines regarding equipment, cross-infection and decontamination. All our equipment is properly serviced and maintained and our staff receives regular training to make sure we are completely up to speed. We make sure your safety is taken very seriously!
The problem is it doesn’t necessarily follow that not having any pain, means you don’t have any dental problems. Tooth decay and gum disease need to be well advanced before they cause pain. By the time they cause pain treatment becomes more difficult more expensive and time-consuming and the outcomes are less predictable. At our checkups, we will check your teeth and gums very carefully and advise you of any potential problems. We also check for mouth cancer. If your teeth and gums are completely healthy, we will give you advice on how to keep them that way. We may also recommend you increase the interval between check-ups to a year if you are spectacularly good!
Bad breath is most commonly caused by the smelly gases produced by the bacteria coating your teeth and gums. Food debris trapped in between the teeth can also start to decompose and cause a very unpleasant odor. So effective and regular tooth brushing and cleaning in between your teeth with dental tape or interdentally brushes and cleaning your tongue is crucial to keep your breath fresh.
Strong foods like garlic coffee and onions and smoking of course add to the problem, as can having a dry mouth caused by certain medical conditions and some prescribed drugs and mouth breathing. Artificial saliva products may help.
Infections in the throat nose lungs or sinuses and liver or kidney problems may also cause bad breath. If we can’t find a dental cause for your problem we may refer you to your doctor.
Sensitive teeth are usually triggered with cold food (ice cream) or drinks, or touch (toothbrush or fingernail) or sweet foods (chocolate). The pain is severe but only lasts for a few seconds. If you get pain that lasts longer than this and is triggered with hot things more than cold you have a toothache, not sensitivity!
Sensitivity can be caused by exposing the more sensitive dentine on your teeth either by brushing too hard or drinking /eating too many acidic foods, fizzy drinks, white wine, fruit juice. The solution is to limit or expose your teeth to acid attack, clean with an electric toothbrush and use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Use the toothpaste as an ointment… rub it into the sensitive areas and leave it there.
If you find no improvement come and see us!
Please call us immediately on (08 9339 8008) as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you. The earlier in the day that you ring, the more likely you are to be seen that same day and at a time that suits you best. If the practice is closed and you cannot wait until opening time, please call us and listen to the answer phone message which will give you instructions on accessing our out of hours emergency service.