NIB Preferred Provider
Good oral health is important for children from an early age. Baby teeth (or primary teeth) play an important role in tooth development - it is recommended that a child visit the children's dentist from as early as the age of one. Yes, children can be nervous or apprehensive about visiting the dentist, but our highly-sought-after Bankstown dentists will do their best to ensure the experience is comfortable for your child.
Our Bankstown dental centre offers children's dentistry services including:
- Children's dental check-ups
- Children's fluoride treatments
- Children's sports mouth-guards
- Bruxism (children grinding their teeth)
- Kids tooth fillings
- Tooth extractions
Leading Bankstown Dentist
Dr Michael Ibrahim
Dr Michael Ibrahim is a very skilled and caring dentist, with a special interest in children's, endodontic and dental implants. Dr Ibrahim is the principal dentist at our Bankstown dental centre, leading a team of highly skilled dentists.
A graduate from the University of Adelaide, Dr Ibrahim completed his gIDE Master of Implant Dentistry Program, in conjunction with Loma Linda University in Santa Monica, California.
When Dr Ibrahim is not caring for our teeth, he spends his free time with his family, supporting the Bulldogs, and going fishing.
What happens on your childs first visit to the dentist?
- Your child has the opportunity to meet the dentist and get used to the environment of the dental centre.
- The consultation is usually a check of your child's teeth and gums, to assess their growth, and to identify any potential issues or risks of decay.
- Take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your child's oral health.
- The dentist will educate you and your child about oral health, health brushing techniques, as well as the importance of good nutrition.
Tips for kids trips to the dentist
It is important to stay relaxed as children can often pick up anxiety or stress from their parents. Here are some helpful tips to make your kids trip to the dentist an easy one:
- Explain that going to the dentist is important for their health.
- Bring them along to your, or other family members' appointments, so that they can experience the visit.
- Keep it factual, but avoid using words like 'pain', 'drill' or 'needle'.
- Morning, or weekend appointments, are a good idea - avoid times where they are likely to be exhausted from a long day at school or day-care.
Is children's dental covered by medicare?
Through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), eligible children can receive dental treatments up to the value of $1,000 over 2 calendar years. The CDBS is run by Medicare and is available to families already receiveing other benefits.
Advanced Health Dental Centre proudly provides children's dentistry services under the CDBS.
For more information about the CDBS, visit the Children's Dental Benefits Schedule website.