According to a children’s dental health survey in Australia, half of the 12-year-olds are experiencing tooth decay in at least one of their permanent teeth. This shocking statistic should reinforce the importance of seeking proper oral care for you children from youth up. What dental care does a child need and how can you afford dental care for your kids with costs rising and benefits being cut? Read on to learn how to care for your children’s teeth the right way.
Australians, Including Children, Losing Dental Benefits
According to a recent article on ABC News, hundreds of thousands of people across Australia could be losing their free dental benefits. This is because budget cuts have reduced $391 million in promised funds to a mere $107 million for 2017. Children are being affected by these cuts with the Child Dental Benefits Schedule reducing the max a child is eligible for from $1,000 to just $700 for a 2-year period.
What does this mean for your children and maintaining a regular dental schedule?
What Do Children Need for Proper Dental Care?
Much of a child’s oral care takes place at home. Make sure your kids brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss every day. Replace sweetened drinks (including fruit juice) with water. Limit sugary foods and eat a balanced diet that supplies the proper nutrients for teeth.
Proper intervention by a professional is also a must. Children should see a dental professional twice a year for cleanings and check-ups. This will help to reduce enamel erosion and lead to fewer cavities. How can you afford to provide your children with this necessary care?
Special Promotions for Children’s Dental Care in Alexandria
Dens in Dente Dental Care is proud to provide two free check-ups each year for children under the age of 7. We also offer a 10% discount for children ages 7 and up to help parents bear the cost of dental care for their kids. Just call 02 8399 3661 today to schedule an appointment for your children, and protect those precious smiles for youth forward.
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