What Should You Do BEFORE Your Dental Appointment?

by | Jun 2, 2021 | General Dental

Here are a few tips to make your visit as seamless as possible:

  • Think about any questions or issues you are having and write them down so that you don’t forget.
  • Brush and floss your teeth as part of your regular routine.
  • If you do not usually floss, please do not floss before your appointment because you’re going to the dentist. Your dentist will have a much better understanding of your teeth if you stick to your normal habits before your appointment.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms or having trouble breathing, please delay your appointment to ensure your comfort.
  • Always have something to eat/drink before your appointment.
  • Take all medications and eat all meals as per your usual routine.

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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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