As a family-centred dental practice, we welcome children of all ages into our comfortable and welcoming environment. We love providing children with a good, healthy start in their oral health journey. We appreciate that a child's early experiences with dental professionals can have life-long impacts.
Children's dentistry in Casino, NSW includes all the dentistry your son or daughter may need as they transition through different milestones as they grow. From your baby's first tooth to your child's battle against cavities, we provide gentle guidance to ensure a lifetime of happy smiles.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
At Centre Street Dental, we recommend bringing your baby to see us as soon as their first tooth starts to emerge. We are also available to see your child if you have any concerns at any time, even before their first tooth.
We know that your child's first impressions can set the tone for their dental health for the rest of their life, which is why we strive to create a relaxing, fun, and consistent environment. We want families to feel safe, secure, and cared for.
During your child's first visit, we allow them to set the pace of what they're comfortable with. We never push beyond a patient's boundaries or comfort. We let them take a ride in the dentist's chair, count their teeth, and determine how receptive they are.
Our attention to detail can help your child feel more confident being around a dental practice and receiving a dental clean and exam.
Some of the dental procedures we provide for your little one include:
Dr Thompson and Dr Normoyle may recommend fluoride application if your child is prone to cavities or needs an extra layer of protection on their enamel.
Cleans and Exams
Prevention is always the best medicine, which is why we recommend regular dental check-ups to spot any potential dental issues early on.
Our no-pressure approach helps children look forward to visiting us. Many children are unable to properly brush and floss their teeth until past the age of eight as their fine motor skills improve. Through communication, we develop close bonds and relationships with our youngest patients and encourage them to develop better habits as they grow.
Fissure sealants allow us to protect teeth from tooth decay. They are a transparent plastic coating which protects little grooves on the surface of the tooth or where toothbrushes cannot reach.
These sealants can last up to five years, but we will check them routinely during dental check-ups to make sure they do not need to be retouched.
Athletic Mouthguards and Nightguards
Children typically love playing sports, but accidents can quickly occur that can injure your child's teeth. We can prevent trauma through the use of mouthguards to keep your child active and healthy.
Nightguards can prevent your child from grinding their teeth that can lead to cracking, damage, and enamel erosion.
Child Dental Benefits Scheme
From January 1, 2014, the Federal Government introduced the Child Dental Benefits Scheme. This scheme allows for eligible children from the age of 2-17 to access up to $1000 of Medicare funds over a 2 year period to cover basic dental services. Services that receive a benefit under the Child Dental Benefits Scheme include examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions. You may be eligible for the scheme if you receive a government subsidy such as Family Tax Benefit Part A or a Carer’s Payment.
At Centre Street Dental, we have decided to cap the fees for children who are eligible for the scheme at the Medicare rebate. This means that there is no out of pocket expenses for the parents or carers of these children. We have come to this decision, even though the rates are considerably less than our standard fees because we believe that this scheme can be of great benefit to the dental health of the community. It also allows us the ability to educate these children and their parents about dental health and hygiene.
If you are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme and you would like your child to get great dental care in a relaxed happy environment, call us at Centre Street Dental and we can organize an appointment for you.
Are You Interested in Children's Dentistry in Casino, NSW?
Our family dentists treat children and adults and maintain their oral health. We invite you to contact Centre Street Dental to arrange a booking to fit in your family. We also service Backmede, Fairy Hill, and Dobies Bight areas.