Category Archives: Dentist for Children News

Medicare Child Dental Benefits

Brisbane Paediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce that our surgery is participating in the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme This means that for eligible families, the $1000 provided by Medicare can be used to help pay for your child’s specialist dental treatment. This scheme commenced in January, 2014, and provides eligible children $1000 over 2 years. This is for dental treatment done out of
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QIP Accreditation Awarded

Brisbane Paediatric Dentistry is the first Specialist Paediatric Dental Practice in Brisbane to become accredited by QIP Quality in Practice. This means that we can verify we offer the highest standards of safety and service to all our patients and staff.

Miele Thermal Disinfector now installed

We have recently commissioned our new state of the art, high temperature instrument washer, bringing further excellence in instrument handling for patient and staff safety. This is a high temperature instrument disinfector in which all instruments are processed before proceeding to sterilization in our Class B Lisa Autoclaves (the highest standard of instrument sterilization)

The Caries Epidemic

Tooth decay is a chronic infectious preventable bacterial disease . It is 5 times more common than asthma , and affects individuals of all ages, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds The shocking statistics are that in Australia, as many as 50% of 6 year olds have at least 2 cavities and 10% have 9 or more holes in their teeth There are more children admitted
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Why save baby teeth

Children need their teeth for Aesthetics To chew food properly for the first part of the digestive process. To hold space and guide permanent teeth into the proper place Development of jaws and occlusion (bite) Not only do baby or primary teeth help your child to eat and speak, they also hold space for permanent teeth, guiding them into their proper places. Good teeth
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Role of Diet

Bacteria ‘eat’ carbohydrate, in particular sugars and starches in the diet. The waste product from the bacteria is acid. It is the frequency of eating carbohydrate, not only the quantity, that influences whether your child gets tooth decay. For example, a child using a sippy cup or bottle may consume sweetened liquids many times per day. ingested. In general, more than 3 snacks of
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