Dentistry for Children in East Ryde
Most of our little girls and boys usually find a visit to the dentist a bit frightening but at Putney Dental Care, we’re going the extra mile to make them feel right at home. Fun, friendly and attentive, our dentists East Ryde team always do their best to take care of all your children’s dentistry needs.
Our objective is make your kids feel comfortable and with a positive experience. With our famous berry-flavoured mouth rinse, they’ll love coming back to get their teeth cleaned or have a cavity filled by one of our awesome and friendly dentists.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a government initiative that aims to provide children with basic dental care. The scheme covers eligible children age 2-17 years old. It is capped at $1,000 per child every two calendar years.
The program offers basic dental coverage of pediatric dental care services listed below:
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Tooth extractions
- Fissure seals
- Root canals
Here at Putney Dental Care, we bulk bill for the CDBS. For Patients in Ryde, it means that you will not need to pay a gap or submit a claim.
Please visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/childdental, to find out if your child is eligible.
Oral Health Habits Your Kids Should Follow
Use Proper Technique
If your kids are old enough to go to preschool or be dropped off at a daycare centre, it’s time to teach the right way of brushing their teeth. Starting with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, the brush must be moved back and forth in a gentle motion, preferably in circular strokes and it should cover the front and back of the teeth. Advise them to avoid scrubbing hard along the gum line as this can lead to irritation. Finally, establish brushing times with your children. Ideally, you should brush your teeth at the end of every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) but twice a day is a good enough start.
Brushing one’s teeth several times a day is not enough. At about 6 or 7 years old, you can introduce flossing. This form of dental cleaning typically comes after brushing, as it helps get rid off anything stuck between the teeth. There will always be bits and pieces of debris that your child’s toothbrush will miss, so this extra step makes a big difference. Furthermore, flossing helps polish teeth and prevents bad breath
Reduce Sugar Intake
It’s true. The presence of sugar in one’s mouth encourages the development of tooth decay. This has been proven time and time again in our children’s dentistry practice. Additionally, how often your child eats is equally as significant as what they eat. Only a few people are aware that continuous snacking throughout the day actually increases the risk for tooth decay. Upon consumption of sugary foods, a minimum of 30 minutes is required for saliva to neutralise the acids brought about by decay-producing bacteria.
For further questions about our children’s dentistry services in East Ryde? Please contact our children’s dental care clinic in East Ryde today. We are open Mondays to Saturdays. For dental emergencies or a special appointment, call (02) 98082588 and speak with our trusted East Ryde pediatric dentist.