Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important

Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important

It’s important to have regular dental checks to ensure the overall health of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will have a chat with you asking about your oral health and if you have had any issues or troubles that you are aware of. During the dental examination, your...

Teeth Eruptions…or Teething

Teeth Eruptions…or Teething

Eruption refers to the tooth breaking through the gum line. In babies, tooth eruption is also called teething. The timing of tooth eruption differs from child to child. For example, one child may cut their first tooth when only a few months old, while another may not...

A Plea from Dr. Uma – General Care of your Teeth

A plea to all in the community who may be medically compromised with health conditions such as: cardiac surgery (in particular), transplants, osteoporosis treatment, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, hip, and joint replacement. If possible, PLEASE first get a Dental Clearance before you commence your treatment plan.

Children’s Dental Care

We often get asked, “How do I know my child is ready for their first dental checkup?”
If a child is happy to sit and follow instructions and has no separation anxiety from their parent or carer, they are ready for their first dental experience.

Clenching and Grinding of Teeth

We have seen a high rate of clenching and grinding of teeth in the Withcott area. Patients as young as 16 years old are presenting with symptoms which is often an unusual bony growth at the top of the mouth or just under the tongue, like little lumps. 

Dental Care for Seniors

As we mature, our teeth tend to require more attention and care. Chips and cracks are common due to the wear and tear that occurs when we age.

General Care For Your Teeth

It’s not always genetics that plays a role in the quality of your teeth. You have the choice and power to change things to prevent or postpone issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Teeth Whitening Cosmetic Enhancement

Teeth whitening has been an immensely popular service here at Withcott Dental. Patients have reported multiple benefits to having nice, white looking teeth through feeling more confident in themselves, they are smiling more, it makes them feel good and look younger.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has been introduced by the federal government to make that task a little easier if you receive benefits such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. The CDBS helps you keep your kids’ teeth in great shape by providing you with up to $1000 that you can use over a two calendar year period on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals.

You can call our clinic on 07 3185 1713 to check your child’s eligibility for CDBS.

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If you’re a veteran, and a holder of a Gold Card or White Card with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), you are eligible to receive treatment from any dentist registered to provide services through the Medicare Benefits Scheme. At Withcott Dental, we are registered to provide services through DVA programs.

Gold Card holders will usually have all their dental treatments funded, provided the dentist establishes a clinical need for the treatment, while white card holders receive services in line with their recognised conditions. Depending on the types of treatment you need, the dentist will either be able to perform the work immediately and without approval from the DVA, or will need to seek approval from the department before proceeding.

So for instance, procedures like dental examinations, X-rays and temporary crowns can be done without delay, while some surgical work, dental implants and artificial tooth replacements known as dental prostheses will have to wait till the DVA provides approval.

The good news is that many general dental treatments don’t require approval.

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