By the time your child is born, adult teeth are already being formed.
As the health of baby teeth directly affects adult teeth, achieving optimal dental health as a child will set your child up for life. Maintaining healthy teeth in the early years, your child will develop normal speech, chewing, jaw growth and self confidence.
At Lucas Dental we understand that your child’s teeth are very important. Our staff aim to ensure that your child’s visits to the dentist are fun and enjoyable and leave them with a positive outlook on dental care.
Our specialised Oral Health Therapists (OHT) will work with you and your child to provide you with the most current advice and recommendations to suit your childs individual needs.
During your child’s visit our OHT will:
- Conduct a through examination of your child’s teeth and gums
- Take bitewing x-rays (if necessary)
- Highlight areas of plaque/calculus accumulation or areas at high risk of decay.
- Train and coach your child in effective cleaning.
- Remove any build up plaque/calculus.
- Restore any broken or decayed teeth (if required).
- Assessment if Orthodontics is required.
- Give individualised diet advice and preventive education on oral care.
- Apply fluoride to prevent decay.
At Lucas Dental we believe prevention is the key. With regular check-ups and early intervention, your child’s smile will be health for years to come.
Following examinations, our OHT team can provide the following services:
- Preventive fissure sealants to protect teeth from decay.
- Restorations (fillings).
- Extraction (removal) of deciduous (baby) teeth.
- Pulpotomies (nerve treatment of deciduous teeth).
- Stainless steel crowns (to protect the teeth after a pulpotomy).
This year Medicare has continued The Child Dental Benefits Schedule which provides dental benefits up to $1000 every two years per eligible child.
Lucas Dental chooses to Bulk Bill for all services eligible under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme, meaning there is no gap payment for most services including an examination, hygiene appointment, any necessary radiographs and restorations.
For more information on the Child Dental Health program from Medicare, please view the FAQ