Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS):
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children. Dental services are capped at $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.
Dental services include:
- fissure sealing
- fillingsroot canals
- extractions, and
- partial dentures
The CDBS does not cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided at hospital.
There are some restrictions for dental services.
As a quality provider of General Dental services, our team at Tullamarine Complete dental can arrange for a consultation to discuss the services available for your children to ensure they have the best oral hygiene.
At the time of the appointment, we’ll discuss your child’s treatment and any associated costs with you before providing the services. After this has been discussed, you will need to sign a consent form.
We will arrange to bulk bill you on the day for any services performed under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). This means that the services performed under the scheme up to the available limit which is set as $1000 per eligible child over 2 calendar years.
Early Childhood Caries (ECC):
Your Child’s first teeth are as important as permanent teeth – they require daily care.
Missing primary teeth in early age can lead to serious orthodontic problems in permanent teeth.
Causes of ECC
Night time bottle feed,
Settling the baby to sleep with bottle in mouth with milk, juice, sweetened drink, High sugar snacks, dry mouth (lack of saliva)
To Prevent ECC:
Teach the children about the daily care like brushing after each food taken & before bed.
Settling the baby to sleep with a bottle in mouth with milk, juice, sweetened drink, Settle the baby with plain tap water/dummy to prevent ECC.
Daily care for baby & toddlers:
Brushing morning and before bedtime is needed to prevent the loss of primary teeth.
Gently wipe the gums and teeth with warm moistened clean face washer for babies and for toddlers gently brush teeth with plain water/with pea size toothpaste (buy toothpaste according to age) when they can spit out the toothpaste . Until the age of 10 yrs, children are needed to be supervised/helped during brushing.
Fissures are grooves naturally occurring on the surface of teeth especially in molar and premolar teeth.
Some Fissures are Very deep and narrow which could trap food, attract bacteria and cause decay.
Fissures sealants are painless and non-invasive, no drilling, no injection required.Its white colour coating is applied in pits and grooves to form barrier which stops the food, bacteria, plaque from contacting tooth surfaces. Its a preventive measure.
Contact our friendly dental team today and we’ll be happy to do full exam of your child’s teeth.