Dental Care for Children
It’s essential for your kids to look after their teeth.
Having healthy teeth helps to improve their self-confidence and can prevent dental problems like cavities. At LifeCare Dental we can help teach your child why it’s important to take care of their teeth.
As soon as a child turns two, it’s time to visit the dentist or dental hygienist for an oral health assessment. We know that there can be nervousness or fears and work hard to make the visit a comfortable experience.
Children need to understand that a trip to the dentist is a good thing. That's where Mum and Dad can help.
What’s the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
In Australia, children aged between two and 18 years have free basic dental care through the public system, all part of the Commonwealth-funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). This free scheme is particularly ideal for low-income families who can't afford private dental care.
Benefits for basic dental services, including examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions, are capped at $1000 per child over two consecutive calendar years. Children won’t even have to be on a waiting list – the young patient will be given the next available appointment.
More details are available on the Human Services website: humanservices.gov.au/child-dental-benefits-schedule
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