Children’s Dental and Preventative Services

Role of the Oral Hygienist and Therapist

Our qualified hygienist and therapist at Gold Coast Dental and Denture Centre will play the important role in helping our patients in maintaining good oral hygiene and preventative program for all ages from 3 to 99.

Oral Hygiene Programs have been developed to assist each patients need in understanding the link between good oral health and general health.

Oral Hygienist and Therapist

Fissure Sealants

As the name suggest the sealant is placed in the fissures of the back teeth to prevent sticky foods getting into the grooves. It is a white resin material and can be put into place in a non-invasive procedure. The main age group for this treatment is the young teenager who can sometimes be more vulnerable to weakness in the developing tooth or have very deep grooves that are hard to clean. At Gold Coast Dental and Denture Centre our oral health therapist will take care of and maintain your child’s oral health.

Regular Check-ups

The secret to good long-term oral and general health is regular maintenance. Our practice believes that prevention is better than cure and if a problem is detected early, the solution can be faster and more effective. Having a regular check-up with our dentist every six months and Scale and Clean at the same time with our hygienist can be the secret to your wellbeing.

At these appointments we can monitor your technique of in-home care, will give you instructions on effective brushing and flossing techniques. New patients are always welcome to Gold Coast Dental and Denture Centre, call our staff today for a booking.

Regular Check-ups

Mouthguards

Are you playing contact sport or is you child playing? Have you considered the devastating effect it may have on you or your child if they had their tooth knocked out while enjoying their sport?

The only way to protect from teeth being knocked out is wearing a custom-made mouthguard made by our dental prosthetist in our onsite laboratory. Custom and club colours are available and the cost of having a well-fitting mouthguard will be small compared to the trauma of possibly getting teeth knocked out and replaced. Children can speak and breathe better wearing a custom-made mouthguard, which will not fall out while trying to concentrate on the game.

Medicare Childcare Benefit

New Child dental program offered by Medicare Australia to eligible children aged 2 to 17 years of age is available for claiming at no out-of-pocket expense at our practice. Access to up to $1000 for basic dental services (capped over two years) includes check-ups, x-rays, fillings, root canal and extractions.

Your child may be eligible, if they receive Medicare and you receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or certain other government payments. Please refer to the Medicare website for more information.

Medicare Childcare Benefit
Deitary advice for childrens dental hygiene.

Dietary Advice

Most people who have a healthy diet have a healthy mouth. Your diet is important for healthy gums and teeth as well as good healthy body. Foods rich in calcium and iron, fresh crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrot and celery sticks are good for strength and stability.

Drinking water will help neutralise food acid from sugary snacks like lollies, cakes and biscuits.

Call now to arrange your next dental appointment.