At Totally Smiles, we provide a fun and relaxed environment for the whole family. As your community’s children’s dentist, we look forward to helping you look after your kids’ teeth from infancy to their teenager years and beyond.
Get them comfortable at the dentist
We understand that not everyone may like visiting the dentist; however, it is vital that children get used to coming in to see the dentist while they are young to help them form good lifelong associations. Our approachable, down-to-earth, and easy going team are here to put your family at ease and to ensure your children always have a pleasant experience when they visit us.
While children are growing, we monitor their facial growth and dental development closely. This will help avoid crowding of teeth and jaw issues. We also assess and address factors such as large tonsils, sleep apnoea or snoring, mouth breathing, and thumb sucking.
Bring your children to see us so that we can diagnose any problems early and your child can develop a happy, healthy, trusting relationship with our kids’ dentist.
When should I make my child’s first appointment?
We recommend that children start seeing the dentist when their first teeth appear or by the time they turn one year old. You are welcome to bring them in earlier if you have any questions or concerns. Young children generally only need to see the dentist every 6-12 months. We will talk to you about this at your appointment.
What about teenagers and their teeth?
If your child plays a contact sport, a fitted mouthguard from your dentist offers the best protection. Chat to us about the colours and styles available.
Sugary sports drinks
Energy and sports drinks contain high levels of acid and sugar. These can start destroying teeth after only a few days of consumption. Damaged enamel can cause sensitivity and susceptibility to decay and cavities.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Totally Smiles supports the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and we bulk bill all eligible children.
The Government-funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule is now available for families with children aged 2-17. Families must receive Government Benefits. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment. If children are eligible, they receive up to $1000 over two calendar years for preventative and restorative dentistry.
Eligible kid’s dentistry services include:
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
Note that the CDBS scheme does not cover cosmetic dental work or orthodontics. To check if you are eligible or check your remaining funds, please contact Medicare or us.
Our kids’ dentistry care services include:
- Check-ups and x-rays
- Teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments
- Fissure sealant
- Oral health education
- Ortho ascent
- Growth monitoring
- Sports mouthguards
- Lip tie
- Tongue tie
- Stainless steel crowns
For more information on your child’s dental care needs, contact your local Totally Smiles practice or book an appointment online now