Tips on Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a preventable disease. Some good eating and home care habits will make a difference Diet Frequency of eating affects risk. No more than 3 main meals and 2 snacks no more than 2 sweet drinks/snacks per day (preferably none) Grazing (snacking in between meals) is bad for teeth any fermentable carbohydrate can be turned into acid Limit sweet drinks (juice, cordial,
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Cavity Free For Life

How Your Child Can Be Cavity Free for Life Tooth decay is a transmissible infectious disease which is preventable. The cavities that some children suffer from are the result of a bacterial infection. Some good eating and home care habits will make a difference as well as regular visits to the dentist. Healthy Eating for Good Teeth It is how often your child eats
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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)

Things To Consider When Picking A Dentist

Why Choose a Specialist Paediatric Dentist? Choosing the right Dentist for your child can be very confusing. Like a Paediatrician who is a doctor for children, a Paediatric Dentist is a dentist specially trained to treat children Here is a check list to help you decide ·         Qualifications and Training Many dentists have an interest in treating children. A Specialist Paediatric Dentist has been
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How To Address Teething Problems For Your Baby

Normally, babies will start teething at around six months of age. It can be a significantly uncomfortable time. Babies who are teething will often start to drool more than usual. Many parents report that they can also run a temperature. Cold teething rings will often help as well as over the counter oral gels like Bonjela For babies who won’t settle, sometimes a dose
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Why Choose

Brisbane Paediatric Dentistry is one of the first Paediatric Dental Practices to be established in Brisbane. Dr Linnett has specialized in Dentistry for Children since 2000 and has been a dentist in private practice for over 30 years. We know that tooth decay is an infectious, transmissible disease that can be prevented and we can help you understand why your child has cavities, restore
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How to make your child’s baby teeth last

Baby teeth usually start to appear between the ages of  6-12mo. It is very important to start taking care of them as soon as they erupt. You can start by using a clean soft damp cloth to wipe baby’s teeth and gums after feeding.   By the time your child has 8 teeth (4 teeth top and 4 bottom), you can start to use
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Encourage good brushing

A child’ smile is very precious. Starting good brushing habits early will go a long way to keep your child smiling beautifully. Your baby’s first toothbrush should be small and soft. It’s good to let your baby try the toothbrush in their mouth but a parent needs to brush. Most children don’t have the dexterity to clean all of their teeth properly until about
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