Children’s Dentistry

The introduction to a good healthy mouth starts from an early age, so it is critical that our children start life with good oral healthy habits.  Children of all ages need to be seeing the Dentist regularly, and this starts from the time their first teeth appear in their mouth.

Early visits at a young age (0-2 years) to the Dentist helps to familiarise your infant/child with visiting a dental practice.  Your Dentist/Oral Health Therapist will be able to monitor and detect any early problems and intervene at any early stage.  As a parent, you will be guided in caring for your child’s oral health and given valuable oral home care and dietary advice.

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Brisbane Smiles bulk bills through the CDBS Child Dental Benefits Scheme and we accept all Health Funds with our instant Hicaps Payment System. Read more

Dental Visits for Children should be regular and twice a year

During your Child’s First dental Visit they will be assessed by a Brisbane Dentist/Oral Health Therapist.

A Number of areas will be assessed:

  • Teeth Health
  • Gum Health
  • Dental Development
  • Oral Hygiene and Diet

Our team will provide Oral Hygiene and Diet instruction and advice.

Any recommended treatments or referral for Orthodontics will be discussed.

Familiarity of a regular dental team is important and a valuable investment in the health of your children

Children’s Dental Care includes:

  • Check-ups
  • Cleans
  • X-Rays
  • Brushing and Oral Hygiene Advice
  • Fissure Seals
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal
  • Extractions
  • Referral for Orthodontics
  • Referral for Complex Paediatric Dental Treatments

Fissure Sealants on Molar Teeth

Children’s Philosophy

At Brisbane Smiles we take great pride in the fact that our child patients love coming to see us. Our Dentist’s are parents themselves and make every effort to make your child’s dental experience a positive (and fun) one.  Our Toowong Dentists are able to perform all types of children’s dentistry including complex treatment because we have Nitrous Oxide (happy gas) available in all our surgeries. Of course there are instances where a child may require a General Anaesthetic for treatment. In these circumstances we work with a network of Paediatric Dental Specialists and Oral Maxillo-facial Surgeons to co-ordinate the appropriate care required for the individual child and family. We also work with a Orthodontists when your child is in need of braces and orthodontic advice.

Mouthguards

Does your child require a mouth guard for their chosen sport? We have an on-site dental laboratory that can make your child’s custom-fitted mouth guard to fit their teeth perfectly and reduce the chance of injury when playing sport.

Custom-fitted mouthguards at Brisbane Smiles are made precisely by our Dental Technicians in our on-site dental laboratory. Custom-fitted mouthguards provide a better fit than other varieties, as they are made to suit your individual mouth. When made by our Dental Lab, a custom-fitted mouthguard is:

  • Comfortable
  • Precise-fitting
  • Allows you to speak clearly
  • Won’t shift or fall out
  • Won’t restrict your breathing

CDBS – Childrens Dental Benefit Scheme

Brisbane Smiles participates in the Childrens Dental Benefits Schedule.

Eligibility:  Your child can get CDBS when they are eligble for Medicare; they are between 2 and 17 years old for at least 1 day that year; you or they get an eligible payment at least once that year (Child’s parent: Family Tax benefit Part A, Parenting Payment, Double Orphan Pension, Abstudy. Child: Family Tax Benefit Part A, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment, Special Benefit, Youth Allowance).

Benefits: The CDBS will cover up to $1,013 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS, including:

  • check-ups
  • X-rays
  • cleaning
  • fissure sealing
  • fillings
  • root canals
  • extractions
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Claims and Payments: For CDBS rules, terms and conditions, up-to-date limits visit the Services Australia CDBS website.  Our team will need to login to ensure eligibility and limits.  The parent/Guardian must sign a Medicare Consent Form prior to treatment commencing. At your child’s appointment the team will discuss what each service will cost and if the CDBS will cover these services.  Any costs not covered by CDBS will be the sole responsibility of the patient and parent/guardian for immediate payment. If we are unable to make a claim on your behalf on the day of service, you will need to make full payment and you will need to claim the CDBS portion from Services Australia later. You can often to this straight after your have paid through the Express Plus Medicare mobile app or your medicare online account through myGov, otherwise in person or via post.

Book your next Appointment at Brisbane Smiles

Brisbane Smiles
Level One, 31 Sherwood Road Toowong, Brisbane
Phone (07) 3870 3333

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