Child Dental Care


When to see a dentist

It is recommended that all children visit the dentist when the first tooth pushes through or by 12 months of age. Taking a child to the dentist early and when there are no problems with their teeth, allows them to get to know their dentist, have a positive experience and make future visits more familiar.

All children should visit the dentist regularly (every six to 12 months) for a check-up, even if they don’t appear to have any problems. Visiting the dentist regularly can help prevention, early detection, and management of tooth decay.



Key points to remember

  • Children should have their first dental visit when their first tooth comes through.  
  • Children should see a dentist regularly, usually every six to 12 months, even if they have no problems with their teeth.
  • Children should brush their teeth twice a day, using toothpaste containing fluoride, from 18 months of age.
  • The main drink for children should be tap water – avoid sugary foods and drinks.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

We offer dental benefits from the government services. 

To get this your child must be all of the following:

  • 0 to 17 years old for at least one day that calendar year
  • eligible for Medicare
  • getting a payment from us at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from us at least once a year.

Please visit this link for more information

There are other benefits you can get as a teenager. 


There are other benefits available as well. Please call us for more information. 

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