Keep your child’s dental health in great shape
Are you taking care of your children’s oral hygiene?
Regular check-ups with an experienced children’s dentist combined with daily oral care can help to keep tooth decay at bay. Our practice considers prevention of dental disease as a priority. We recommend children should see our dentist by one year old or by the time their first tooth erupts (grows into the mouth).
This is to allow for a young child to become familiar with a dental check-up & the dental environment and for our experienced practitioners to provide dietary and oral hygiene advice to ensure a healthy oral environment from the start. By providing positive dental visits, we believe your child will become familiar with our team and embrace their visits.
How to look after your children’s teeth
Dental care for children doesn’t end at the dental clinic. It’s vital that parents take care of their kids’ teeth every day, helping to prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.
Our dentists recommend:
✓ Brushing your child’s teeth twice a day
✓ Flossing between their teeth once a day
✓ Avoiding too many sugary snacks and drinks
✓ Making sure they drink plenty of water every day
Children may need help brushing their teeth until they reach the age of 7 or 8. You should brush their teeth using a small children’s toothbrush and low-fluoride children’s toothpaste from 18 months to 3 years of age, at which time they can switch to normal toothpaste.
Eligibility through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years. Dental services are capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. The 2-year cap period starts when a child or teenager first gets an eligible dental service.
Dental services include:
✓ fissure sealing
✓ root canals
✓ partial dentures
The CDBS does not cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in hospital.
Meet our practitioners
Dr Andrew Sproll
Dr. Sproll is a graduate of La Trobe University School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Victoria. Andrew is a member of the Australian Dental Association Federal Branch (ADA) and NSW Branch, International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD), Australian & NZ Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD). Andrew enjoys practising all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in treating children and those patients with dental phobias and those who have had negative dental experiences.
Dr David Bassal
Dr. David Bassal trained on the Gold Coast graduating with distinction from Griffith University. Dr. Bassal’s demeanour and gentle approach has enabled him to forge strong rapport with his clients providing an all-round exceptional dental experience. Having worked many years in private practice and producing thousands of healthy smiles, he continues to show a passion for helping his patients and possesses an empathy for his clients that keeps them at ease.
Dr Ned Restom
Dr. Ned Restom graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in 2000, continuing his study and undertaking a Bachelor of Dentistry through the University of Sydney where he graduated in 2004.He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a particular passion for cosmetic dental care and implant dentistry, which has allowed him to acquire an excellent patient base.