Ryde Children’s Dentistry

Ryde Children’s Dentistry

Dentistry for Kids in Ryde

To young boys and girls, a visit to the dentist can seem scary. At Putney Dental Care, we go the extra mile to make them feel right at home. Fun, friendly and attentive, our Ryde team does their best to take care of all your children’s dentistry needs.

Making each visit a comfortable and positive experience for kids is what we strive for. 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 friendly dentists!

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) 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, which typically includes pediatric dental care services such as:

  • Check-ups
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Tooth extraction
  • Fissure seals
  • Root canals

At Putney Dental Care, we bulk bill for the CDBS. For those in Ryde, this means that you will not need to pay a gap or submit a claim. To find out if your child is eligible, please click on this link: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/childdental

Oral Health Habits Your Kids Should Follow

Use Proper Technique

When kids are old enough to go to preschool or be dropped off at a daycare center, it’s time to teach them correct tooth brushing techniques. This starts with squeezing out a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. The brush must be moved back and forth in a gentle motion, preferably in circular strokes. The front and back of the teeth should be covered. 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.

Floss Regularly

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.

Got any more questions about our children’s dentistry services in Ryde? Go ahead and contact our children’s dental care clinic today. We are open Mondays to Saturdays. For emergencies or a special appointment, call (02) 98082588 and speak with our trusted Ryde pediatric dentist.