Why dental visits are necessary for young children

The importance of dental hygiene is important in all ages and we highly encourage patients to visit a dentist from as early as 2 years of age. Keeping your children’s teeth and gums from a young age can assist in preventing infection, cavities and pain.

At home it is important to brush your child’s teeth two a day in circular motions, especially before bedtime. It is important to enforce this routine as it will be a habit they take into their adult life. It is important to brush their teeth with the correct toothpaste, preferably fluoride toothpaste suitable for the age of your child. It is important that their diet isn’t too high in sugar or acidic foods/drinks. This plays a large role in the health and development of baby teeth.

A regular check up at the local dentist is also important in the growth and development of baby and adult teeth. A regular check up from the age of 1 or 6 months of the first tooth appearing. This allows your child to become familiar with the dental environment and becomes accustom to the dental procedures.

In Australian we have a system called CDBS or Child Dental Benefit Schedule, this covers part or the full cost of some basic dental services for children if your family meets certain criteria. Each child who is eligible receives $1026 every two years that can be put towards any dental treatment. If you would like to check if you child is eligible to receive CDBS please call our friendly team at Coomera Dental Centre and we can check for you.