Your Child's Dental Visit

It is recommended to have your child’s first dental visit as early as possible. ADA recommends that it’s time for your baby to see a dentist when their first teeth appear or when they reach 12 months of age.

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The first visit can be quite informal and start with having their baby teeth counted using a dental mirror, a gentle polish with a small brush or even having a child observe their parent have their teeth checked. As the child’s confidence grows your dentist will carry out a more thorough examination. 

Not only do early visits to the dentist help to prevent holes in the teeth or gum disease, but they allow children to familiarize themselves with the dental surroundings and leave with a positive experience. Having a bad experience at a dentist can lead to dental fear and anxiety which can negatively impact on their oral health for life. 

At Mildura Family Dental we are caring and gentle with all of our patients, so bring your kids along with you to your next check-up. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Australian Dental Association recommends that children have their first dental visit by the age of one or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.

During your child's first dental visit at Mildura Family Dental, the dentist will examine their teeth and gums, discuss oral health habits, and provide tips for at-home care. The dentist may also clean your child's teeth and provide a fluoride treatment.

Children should see the dentist at Mildura Family Dental every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings. However, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits depending on your child's oral health needs.

You can prepare your child for their dental visit at Mildura Family Dental by talking to them about what to expect and reading books or watching videos about dental visits. You can also bring comfort items, such as a favorite toy or blanket, to help your child feel more at ease.

Yes, Mildura Family Dental offers a range of pediatric dentistry services, including routine check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants.

Mildura Family Dental has general dentists who are experienced in treating children of all ages. If your child requires specialized care, they may be referred to a pediatric dentist.

If your child has dental anxiety, let the staff at Mildura Family Dental know. They can provide additional support and offer techniques to help your child feel more comfortable during their visit.

The cost of a paediatric dental visit at Mildura Family Dental may vary depending on the services provided and your insurance coverage. For specific pricing information, it is best to contact our office directly.

At Mildura Family Dental, we are committed to making our services as affordable and accessible as possible for all of our patients, including your child's dental care.

We offer a range of payment options, including HICAPS, which allows us to process health fund claims on the spot. Additionally, we participate in the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), providing eligible children with access to basic dental services at no cost to their families.

If your child is eligible for the CDBS, we can bulk bill their visit and provide the necessary dental services covered under the scheme. To check your child's eligibility or for more information on the CDBS, please call Medicare on 132 011 or visit their website.

Please note that fees may still apply for services not covered under the CDBS. For specific pricing information, we recommend contacting our office. Our friendly team is always here to help answer any questions you may have and assist you in finding the best payment options for your family's needs.

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The check up

The dentist will look at the following:

Preventive care advice​ and treatment

How to take care of your child's teeth

Oral hygiene starts as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts through the gum, this is around six months of age.

Medicare Scheme Bulk Billing

Mildura Family Dental is proud to support families through bulk billing Medicare for dental services under the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS).

As part of the Australian Government’s dental initiative, the CDBS commenced on 1st January 2014. It provides access to benefits for a variety of dental services to around 3 million of eligible Australian children aged 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over 2 calendar years.

To discover more about this beneficial program, and whether your child is eligible, call Medicare on 132 011 or visit the Department of Human Services website.

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Plan your next dental visit

Book an appointment with Mildura Family Dental today.