Children’s Oral Health
Introducing a good oral hygiene routine is an essential part of dental care in early childhood. Tooth decay unfortunately is the most common chronic illness in children and can have a profound impact on a child’s health and quality of life and just like any bacterial infection tooth decay can worsen if left untreated .Here at Australia Dental Burpengary we encourage parents to actively participate in checking for signs of decay during their child’s everyday oral hygiene routine, identifying the signs of decay early increases the chance for less invasive treatment and shorter treatment times.
Identify Signs of Decay
Look for these signs:
- White band along the gum line. This stage is reversible, if treated
- Brown spots or discolouration on the tooth from loss of minerals from tooth enamel
- Redness and swelling of the gums
- Blackened areas
- Brownish black stumps indicate advanced decay
The Australian Government supplies some families with the Child Dental Benefit Schedule through Medicare (CDBS). If your child is eligible for the Medicare CDBS, you would have received a letter in mail that confirms their eligibility. The $2.7 billion Commonwealth-funded program was launched on 1 January 2014, which provides children and teens aged 2-17 up to $1000 reimbursement in basic dental services. The benefit is claimable over a 2-year period that starts at the beginning of the calendar month, not from the first appointment date. As long as your child is eligible and there are sufficient funds in your Medicare account, the scheme covers your child for: Routine dental checks and cleans, X-rays, Fissure sealing and fillings, Root canal, and Extractions.
You can check your eligibility and/ or balance amount by calling the 24-hour Medicare inquiry hotline at 132 011.
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