Children’s Dental Gold Coast

The Best Children’s Dental on the Gold Coast

Finding the right children’s dental service on the Gold Coast can be tricky because a child’s first visit to the dentist can be a make or break moment. It seems that ever since that iconic scene in Finding Nemo, children across the world have been petrified by dental surgeries. We make it our mission to make sure this isn’t your child’s experience at Fresh Family Dental. 

With us, your child has plenty of time to get to know Dr Andrea, become familiar with the environment, and make themselves at home. Additionally, you and your child are more than welcome to ask any questions you have and our expert staff can give you some best practices for taking care of your oral health at home. Some of the most common issues we see in children include tooth decay, misalignment of teeth and jaws, accidental damage to teeth, bad breath and tooth grinding. 

For more information or to book an appointment, make sure you get in touch with our friendly team today.

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What Do You Call a Dentist for Children and what do they do?

A pedodontist, often referred to as a pediatric dentist, has trained and actually specialised in children’s dental care. It is a postgraduate degree, following a general dental degree. 

As a mum herself, Dr Andrea knows how important it is to not just create a safe and reassuring environment for your little person, but also has a strong referral network to ensure the gold standard of care is available. If treatment needs for your child are too complex to complete at Fresh Family Dental, we refer to our local paediatric dentist at Robina, Dr Tony Cakar at Grow Paediatric Dentistry who can continue care in a kind and gentle manner.

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What if I’m on the Gold Coast and My Child Needs Braces?

As they grow up on the Gold Coast, certain children may require braces or orthodontics. It’s super handy to have the same dentist who treated them as a child look after them in their teenage years if that’s what they need. At our clinic, we refer children and teenagers to one of our trusted orthodontists on the Gold Coast. We completely trust the professionals we have in our network for both their skill and professionalism, as well as their ability to work well with younger people.

Equipment

Often the equipment used in general dentistry is just not suitable for children’s dental. As a key Gold Coast dentist, we make sure that the equipment we’re using is safe for your children and is actually fun – yes, fun! What we mean is that a lot of a child’s oral health is maintained at home, and sessions with a dentist are generally to check growth trends and prevent bad health from developing. We can even teach parents the best ways to develop healthy dental practices in their kids from a young age with things like finger brushes and tongue cleaners. 

On top of all this, our practice is set up to be kid friendly as opposed to highly clinical. First impressions are so important when it comes to children and so we want them to enjoy themselves the whole time. We have netflix available and a television on the roof so little ones can tune out and watch some of their favourite characters while we clean and polish those little pearly whites!

Is Children’s Dental Free for Kids on the Gold Coast?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) runs under Medicare and means that children who are eligible can receive as much as $1,000 across two years to cover a wide variety of children’s dental needs. As a family dentist, we absolutely offer this as a bulk billed service to our clients as we know how much it can really help. To check if you are eligible, you can contact Medicare or call us and we can check for you with your Medicare number.

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For a bigger picture of our payments and payment methods, check out our about or payments page. If you have any questions, queries, or comments, please feel free to contact our friendly team today who’d love to chat with you about children’s dental services.