A child’s first dental visit is an important milestone in their development. At Belleview Dental we try to make a child's dental visit as relaxed and stress free as possible. Having a positive experience will encourage your child to be comfortable with dental care over their lifetime.
Belleview Dental is fortunate to have a highly experienced and trained Oral Health Therapist that treats children of all ages. Oral Health Therapist provide an array of different services for children including:
MEDICARE - Children Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) - Bulk Billed
Belleview dental accepts CDBS for eligible children.
If your child is aged 2-17 years they may be eligible for the Child dental benefits schedule. This provides your child $1000 to spend on dental care over a 2 year period at a private dental clinic. To find out eligibility please visit the Medicare Australia website. Additionally you may receive a letter from Medicare stating your child is eligible for the scheme.
Some parents have negative memories of their childhood dental experiences. This must not be instilled on to their children.
Practice counting your child's teeth at home in your lap. Explain that this is what happens at the dentist. Make them guess how may teeth they have.
Read dental related books to your children. Watch dental related clips with your children. This will make the expectation of the appointment fun.
Bring their favourite toy along to the appointment to provide them support.
Refrain from using trigger words such as pain, hurt, needle when talking about the dentist. This can make them fearful of attending the dentist.
Belleview Dental uses the latest methods for removing plaque from children teeth, it's called Guided biofilm therapy. The results are truly amazing.