Here at Floss & Gloss Dental, we believe in teeth for life. That is why we encourage parents to start their children early on a regular dental care. Our staff will not only ensure that each visit is fun and enjoyable but also a learning process so that your child is equipped to care for their teeth properly.
First Dental Check-up
A child’s first oral health visit should take place at 12 months of age, or shortly after the emergence of their first baby teeth. An early start ensures the best chance for a life-long beautiful smile. How you care for your children’s teeth when they are young will affect their dental health for the rest of their lives.
Young children having their first dental visit at our clinic will be introduced and familiarised with the dentist and the clinic. Our team at Floss & Gloss Dental will monitor the development of your child’s teeth and jaws to minimise any potential problems they may face.
Fissures are grooves that naturally occur on the chewing surfaces of teeth. A fissure sealant is a protective tooth coloured resin coating that is bonded in the fissures (grooves) and pits of teeth to help protect them from decay.
The best time to place a sealant is just immediately after the eruption of a permanent tooth. A permanent tooth that has a deep groove and has not decayed may be recommended for a fissure sealant. Our dentist at Floss & Gloss Dental may recommend the use of fissure sealants after an examination of your child’s teeth.
Treatment is simple and minimal with a coat of the sealant placed on a cleaned tooth.
Mouthguards for Children
Custom -fitted mouthguards reduce the likelihood of mouth injury in contact sports. Accidents can happen when you least expect it. A custom-fitted mouthguard will significantly reduce the risk of serious mouth injury by dispersing the impact force, therefore reducing the likelihood of damage done to teeth. Too often, teeth are knocked out, pushed out of position or fractured when a mouthguard is not worn during sports.
We will construct a mouthguard directly from a mould taken of your teeth. Our mouthguards are made using a laminating technique under high temperature and pressure to ensure optimal adaptation to your mouth for the most comfortable fit and best protection.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and correction of improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment can help improve the appearance, health and function of your teeth.
Orthodontics can usually be successful at any age – children to adults. Your dentist at Floss & Gloss Dental can help determine your suitability for orthodontics through a series of diagnostic tests in order to recommend the best course of orthodontics for you.
Child Dental Benefits Scheme
The Child Dental Benefit scheme is funded by Medicare and is available to eligible families and provides $1000 towards the child’s dental treatment over a period of 2 years. This scheme allows for examination, preventative and early intervention treatment to be provided to catch and treat any problems before they become a huge burden on the child’s health. Research has proven that children who are regular dental attenders continue into adulthood far more dentally healthy than those who do not. This scheme gives each eligible child the best start in life for dental health. The scheme also will cover costs associated with dental emergencies and pain relief. These days, no child should have to expect to suffer continued dental pain.
For more information and to check your child’s eligibility just callFloss & Gloss Dental or Email us and we’ll be happy to help you. Maybe your friends are not aware of this opportunity to help their kids.