General Care For Your Teeth

by | Jun 2, 2021 | General Dental

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.

Most of the time, tooth decay starts small and then leads to infection, so this gives us plenty of time to treat and ensure the best outcome possible. Therefore 6 monthly, regular check-ups’ is advised.  Not all decay requires fillings, if it is identified in the preliminary stages, we can prevent tooth decay by catching it early and repairing it by better brushing or flossing of teeth. Essentially, making better lifestyle choices and changes. 

Gum disease if identified early, is maintained with very little effort, which is great news. If advanced gum disease is found, it is can be hard to manage so please do not leave it until it’s too late.

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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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