Pregnancy and Oral Care

by | Jun 2, 2021 | Children's Dental, General Dental

If you are pregnant, you might be experiencing nausea, stomach acid, strong gag reflux, and Bleeding gums due to hormonal changes. 

To keep good oral health during your pregnancy, if you have throw-up, don’t brush your teeth straight away as it can cause enamel loss and teeth sensitivity. Instead, rinse with a pinch of bicarb soda and water first. This neutralizes the acidity in the mouth. 

If you are experiencing bleeding gums, be sure to keep brushing your teeth with a soft brush, don’t give up or stop! It’s the sore areas that require attention.

The best time to visit the dentist during your pregnancy is in the second trimester for any elective treatments. 

If you are planning a pregnancy, book a dental appointment to ensure your oral health is in order to avoid any dental emergencies.

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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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