You’ve heard it said time and again, “visit your dentist twice a year for a check-up and a cleaning,” but how important is it for your child to come and visit us at least twice every year? Very, and here’s why!
Learn Better Oral Health Habits
Regular visits to their dentist get kids in the habit of taking care of their teeth. At Cairns Dental Boutique, we are dedicated to teaching every child that comes through our doors how to best care for their teeth.
Not only do we teach our young patients how to properly brush and floss their teeth, but we also make sure to inform parents of the best ways they can help in securing a bright, happy smile for their children throughout their childhood! We also assist parents in making informed decisions about their child’s oral health, from getting dental sealants to buying the right kind of fluoridated toothpaste!
We are passionate about creating a fun, comfortable environment in which we can build strong relationships with our patients, teach them how to care for their teeth, and help parents become partners in their child’s dental health!
Maintain Good Oral Health Habits into Adulthood
Studies show that kids who visit their dentist twice per year continue seeing a dentist in adulthood. Teaching your child that it is normal to visit the dentist twice a year for a check-up and cleaning sets the stage for better oral health habits when they are adults!
Children – and adults – who visit the dentist regularly and follow good oral health habits are less likely to develop cavities, gum disease, or other preventable dental issues.
Take Advantage of Your Dental Care Coverage
Like they do for adults, most insurance plans will cover two annual visits for free for your children, so there is no reason not to take advantage of this benefit! If you have questions about your dental insurance coverage, we can help! We’re happy to help you better understand your plan and the benefits you get from it.
We Bulk Bill Eligible Children Under Medicare’s – Child Dental Benefit Scheme
Under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule, the cost for your child’s dental services will be bulk billed. To obtain more information about our Child Dental Services, please give us a call or come and visit us.
Eligibility for Children’s Dental Benefit Scheme
- Up to $1052 of dental treatments (eligible children only)
- Available to children between 2 to 17 years old
- Enrolled in Medicare
- Parental carer receives certain payments from the government*
To check your child’s eligibility for CDBS please call your Cairns Dentist on 07 4032 3236
If you’d like to discuss any aspect of children’s dentistry, we’d love to hear from you!