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Welcome to The Applecross Dentist
Your children’s dentist visit can be a fun time when you visit a dentist! We do everything in our dental clinic to make sure kids get a great experience and dental care. If you are looking for a Children’s Dentist who puts the comfort of your kids first, look no further.
At The Applecross Dentist, we understand the unique challenges that come with caring for young teeth. We offer a wide range of services, from preventive care to treatment for more serious dental problems. We also work closely with parents to ensure that their children are receiving the best possible care. Whether your child is in need of a routine cleaning or other dental treatment, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Why Children Dentistry Is Important For Your Child?
It’s important for parents to take their children to the dentist for regular checkups. Children’s teeth are growing and changing all the time, and it’s important to make sure that they’re healthy and free of cavities. A trip to the dentist can also help identify any potential problems early on so that they can be treated before they become more serious.
In addition to regular checkups, parents should also make sure that their kids are taking good care of their teeth at home. This means brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and eating a healthy diet. These simple steps can go a long way towards keeping your child’s mouth healthy and cavity-free.
At The Applecross Dentist, we understand how important these concerns are for you as a parent of young children, and that’s why we work hard to provide top-quality dental care to our patients.
If you have any concerns about your child’s dental health, be sure to talk to our dentist. We can help you create a plan to ensure that your child’s teeth are healthy and strong.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
At The Applecross Dentist, we recommend bringing your child in for a checkup and cleaning as early as possible, ideally before they turn one year old. It is recommended your children see a dentist every 6 months after their first visit.
Children’s teeth are very important for their overall health, so it’s crucial to start taking care of them early on. If you have any questions about children’s dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to help!
"Say Goodbye to Your Child Dental Fear or Anxiety "
In children’s dentistry, nitrous oxide (also known as laughing or happy gas) is a commonly used gas to help children relax during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask placed over the child’s nose. It works by calming the child and reducing their anxiety, making the dental procedure more comfortable for them.
Nitrous oxide is safe for children, and the effects wear off quickly after the procedure is completed, so the child can return to normal activities immediately. It can be especially useful for children who are anxious, have a strong gag reflex, or have difficulty staying still during the procedure.
While nitrous oxide is a safe and effective option for children, it is not suitable for all children, and parents should discuss any concerns with the dentist. The dentist may recommend alternative options such as oral sedation, general anaesthesia or behavioral management to help children relax during dental procedures.
Your child's oral health and comfort is our top priority.
What Is The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a program offered by the Australian government’s Medicare system to provide dental care for eligible children. The program offers eligible children aged between 2-17 years with access to basic dental services, such as check-ups, cleans, fillings, and extractions, up to $1,026 in benefits over a two-year calendar period.
To be eligible for the CDBS, a child must meet the following criteria:
- Be aged 2-17 years old
- Be eligible for Medicare
- Be getting a payment from the government at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from the government at least once a year.
To check if a child is eligible for CDBS, parents or guardians can contact their dentist or the Australian Government Department of Health to confirm their child’s eligibility and to find out how much of the benefit has been used so far. The benefits are paid directly to the dentist, and there is no need for families to pay for services upfront and claim back the money.
What’s Covered Under CDBS Program
CDBS covers up to $1,026 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services. The services include :
There are some restrictions on basic dental services. You should check with your dentist if there are any item or time restrictions before starting your service. The services we won’t cover are all of the following:
- Orthodontic dental work
- Cosmetic dental work
- Any dental services in a hospital.
For more information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) visit the Services Australia website, or call Medicare Australia on 132 011.
Meet Our Lovely Dentists
Dr Fay and Dr Leila are very gentle and friendly and all children love them. They provide the best care for your children’s teeth using our modern technology and equipment to prevent tooth decay. If your child hasn’t been to a dentist for a long time make sure to give us a call today to book an appointment.
"Don't let dental emergencies ruin your child's day.
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If you need to schedule an appointment for your child with our dentists at The Applecros Dentist, don’t hesitate to call us today, or fill up the form and our team will get back to you asap.
Looking For Advice?
Frequently Asked Questions
Children should start visiting the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth coming in.
Children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a scheme run by Australian Medicare that gives eligible children up to $1,026 benefits over 2 calendar years for their dental treatments.
You can search for a “ children dentist near me” or “children dentistry Applecross” or ask for recommendations from your family doctor or other parents.
You can prepare your child for their first dental visit by talking to them about the importance of oral hygiene, using positive language when discussing the dentist, and reading children’s books about going to the dentist.
Some common dental problems in children include tooth decay, cavities, and dental trauma.
You can prevent tooth decay in your child by providing a healthy diet, supervising their oral hygiene routine, and ensuring they receive regular dental check-ups.
Yes, children can have braces, but the best time for treatment will vary depending on the child’s individual needs.
You can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist by talking to them about the importance of oral hygiene, using positive language when discussing the dentist, and providing encouragement and support during dental appointments.
Our Service Area
The Applecross Dentist offers Children’s Dentistry to people in Applecross. but our patients are from all over Perth and surrounding areas including, Mount Pleasent, Ardross, Booragoon, Brentwood, Alfred Cove, Myaree, Melville, Attadale, Bicton, Palmyra, East Fremantle, Winthrop, Salter Point, Manning, Waterford, Karawara, Como, South Perth, Bentley and Kensington.