Our friendly team at Bay Family Dental recognise how important it is to teach your children about their dental health at a young age. This is to ensure that they learn and instil good oral hygiene habits, avoid dental issues in the future, and feel comfortable and familiar in the dentist chair. We recommend regular dental check-ups every 12 months from the age of 2-3 to encourage good oral hygiene habits early.
Tooth decay in children is quite common due to sugar-filled foods such as lollies, junk food, energy drink, and soft drinks. However, some parents may be unaware of the risks posed by healthier foods including citrus fruits, dried fruits, fruit juices, and flavoured milks. Tooth decay can cause long-term issues and may lead to tooth loss in your children's adult teeth, which is why preventative care is strongly encouraged.Bay Family Dental provides gentle and friendly services in a comfortable environment. We're committed to providing the best care and we strive to make your child's dental experience a positive and educational one for your children.
Our children's dentistry services include:
Sports Mouthguards For Kids
Did you know that more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year are due to sports-related dental injuries?
Mouthguards are essential devices worn to protect the teeth and gums during contact sports such as footy, soccer, and hockey. We provide custom-fit mouthguards for kids at Bay Family Dental.
Custom-fit mouthguards for kids are much more protective than generic over-the-counter mouthguards, as they fit perfectly and do not fall out.
Your child may be eligible for a gap free mouthguard once a year, depending on your health fund. For more information, give us a call on (08) 8295 1288.
Child Dental Benefits Scheme
We welcome patients under the Child Dental Benefits Scheme at Bay Family Dental.
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) covers up to $1013 worth of treatment over two consecutive calendar years. The two-year period begins at the start of the calendar year in which your child both becomes eligible and gets their first dental service.
The services covered include:
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
Is my child eligible for the CDBS?
Your child is eligible for these dental benefits when:
- They are eligible for Medicare
- They are aged between 2 and 17 (for at least one day that year)
- You or they receive an eligible payment at least once that year
If your child is eligible, you're likely to have received a letter from Medicare.For more information, you can give us a call on (08) 8295 1288.