Back to School Dental Checkup

Back to School Dental Checkup

        Tick it Off Now- Dental Check up

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It’s that time of year again! School days are upon us. Book now for the Back to School  Dental Checkup

Right now, you’re probably in the midst of helping your child get all of those back to  school necessities in order.In addition to gathering up school supplies and scheduling physical exams, have you remembered to schedule their. Back to School Dental Checkup.

Routine dental appointments are important in  helping your child maintain a healthy smile, both now and in the years to come. Scheduling an appointment for your child right before he or she goes back to school is typically the most ideal time for parents and children alike. This way, you can avoid having to take your child out of school for the appointment, and can check one more item off of your list of things to accomplish before they are back in the classroom again.

Preventative care is also much easier and much less expensive than what it takes to correct any issues that could arise without regular dental care. Some of these issues can include cavities and decay, which can cause pain and a lot of damage if not treated right away. Poor tooth development can also lead to problems down the road, and might mean the need for extensive orthodontic treatment.

During a regular dental check up, our experienced dentist will clean and polish your child’s teeth to remove any food particles, bacteria, and plaque build-up. Fluoride is applied at the end of the appointment, which helps protect the teeth from bacteria. Dental sealants, a plastic coating that is brushed on to the chewing surfaces of the molars, can also be applied to your child’s teeth. Sealants are highly recommended as another protective measure against harmful bacteria.

If any issues do come up in your child’s appointment, Dr Sushma Patel  will explain the problem and discuss the proper steps to take in regards to your child’s treatment. If there is a cavity, treatment will likely include the need for a filling, if we notice that your child’s teeth and jaw aren’t quite developing as they should, a visit to the orthodontist might be suggested for further evaluation.

At Putney Dental Surgery we believe that a Back to School Dental Checkup is essential for your child to have a healthy start to the school year. Don’t forget the importance of at-home dental care, too. Help your child maintain those pearly whites by brushing and flossing each and every day until it’s time for their next checkup.

Is your child  eligible for the Australian Government funded Child Dental Benefit Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years. The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions.

Make an appointment at Putney Dental Surgery and let us know that your child is eligible for the CDBS. We bulk bill these appointments so you have no out of pocket expenses

Private Healthfund members can get on the spot dental claim with our Hicaps facility