Western Suburbs Weekly - - Local Focus -

WITH the phi­los­o­phy of pre­ven­tion, Cottes­loe Den­tal aims to make your child's den­tal ex­pe­ri­ences as pleas­ant as pos­si­ble.

Cur­rent guide­lines are for chil­dren to visit a den­tist by 12 months of age to gen­tly in­tro­duce the child to den­tistry when in need of very limited or no treat­ment.

This will al­low for a re­la­tion­ship to be formed with the den­tist fo­cused on pre­ven­tion.

Par­ents can ask any ques­tions on main­tain­ing good den­tal health for their child and the den­tist can demon­strate ap­pro­pri­ate brush­ing tech­niques and dis­cuss diet and flu­o­ride needs.

If re­quired, white fill­ings are used ex­clu­sively in chil­dren's teeth and happy gas (ni­trous ox­ide) is avail­able to help re­duce anx­i­ety dur­ing pro­ce­dures.

Check if you are el­i­gi­ble for the Gov­ern­ment’s Child Den­tal Ben­e­fits Scheme, which covers ba­sic ser­vices (capped at $700 per child over a two-cal­en­dar year pe­riod) and is aimed at chil­dren two to 17 years.

Cottes­loe Den­tal bulk bills el­i­gi­ble pa­tients for this ser­vice.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cottes­loe­den­ or call 9384 1644.

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