Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) was introduced by the federal government to provide dental assistance for eligible families.

A $1000 grant is provided over a two calendar year period to use on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals. This ensures your child’s teeth get the assistance they need.

To discover more about this beneficial program, and whether your child is eligible, call (08) 6161 6405 and one of our friendly team members will assist you.

Alternatively you can call Medicare on 132 011 or visit the Department of Human Services website.

Dental Trauma First Aid

Unfortunately dental accidents happen quite often in children and adults. Teeth can be chipped, cracked, or become loose following a fall, sports injury or another trauma.

We urge that you get them checked by your dentist as quickly as possible to minimise long term damage. If you’re unsure at all please call us at The Walk-in Dental Centre and we will be more then happy to help.

Helpful Trauma Tips

  • Locate the tooth and hold it by the wider (crown) part, not the pointy (root) part.
  • If possible replant the tooth back into position in the mouth. Once in, gently bite down on soft cloth or tissue to hold the tooth in place. (Do not put the tooth back in if it is a baby tooth).
  • If unable to replant the tooth store the tooth in milk or saliva and get to us as soon as possible, if outside of clinic hours call and we will be happy to help.
  • If part of the tooth has broken relocate it and place it in milk or saliva and bring it to the clinic since our dentist may be able to reattach it to achieve the best aesthetic result.
  • If you play sports whatever your age it’s a really good idea to get a custom-fitted mouthguard made by our dentist to minimise the chance of trauma to your teeth in the first place.

Toothache

Toothache can be very painful. Adults and children can develop a toothache. Most of the time toothache can be avoided with regular dental check-ups. Consequently we advise booking a check-up so that any dental problems can be dealt with sooner rather then later.

What to do if you have a toothache?

  • Book a dentist appointment
  • Rinse with salty water
  • Pain relief to alleviate pain
  • Cold compress if swelling develops

Oral Hygiene Advise & Tips

Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes (roughly 30 seconds in each quarter of your mouth). This removes plaque, which causes tooth decay and gum disease.

The technique you use plays an important factor and our dentist will only be more then happy to help show you. Avoid using excessive force to avoid damage to the surface of the tooth. Also avoid using excessive force near the gums.

Interdental cleaning

Flossing helps to clean between your teeth since brushing alone cannot adequately clean this area. If you’re unsure how to floss our dentist will be happy to show you. For large spaces piksters/interdental brushes are highly recommended to remove plaque and food debris.

Top dental tips:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.
  • Try to replace your brush typically every three months.
  • A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is perfect to help clean your teeth.
  • You should floss once a day

Charity Dental Work

Charity work is close to both dentists heart. They recently went to Guatemala to undertake a dental mission with a team of international dentists to provide dental treatment for poverty stricken families. Also in 2011 Karen went out to Peru and provided dental treatment to poverty stricken families and promoted oral health.

Late Night Wednesday

The Walk-In Dental Centre is open until 7pm each Wednesday evening. Wednesday late night enables patients to visit us when life is less flexible. If you would like to book an evening appointment, please contact us on 6161 6405.

Accreditations

The Walk-in Dental Centre are proud to announce we are an accredited dental practice! This is to provide our patients with peace of mind, ensure their safety and quality of service. Being an Accredited dental practice enables us to demonstrate a culture of quality and patient safety.

What does accreditation mean for you?

Safety, Quality, Peace of Mind

  • There’s a commitment to safety and quality: Every decision made by our dental team considers your safety and works to ensure a high quality of service.
  • You can provide feedback: Accreditation means this practice welcomes your feedback, whether it’s good or bad, in the interest of making things the best they can possibly be.
  • Your healthcare rights are protected: At this practice you have the right to access care, to safety, to be shown respect, to be informed, to be involved in decision-making, to your privacy and to provide feedback.
  • You can rely on our team: Our team works together to look after you in all aspects of your dental care. You can talk to any one of us about your care and your concerns.
  • Your privacy is protected: Measures are in place to protect your privacy, your information and data, and systems set up securely to store this information.
  • You can ask for information: Our dental team see you as a partner in healthcare. We will arm you with the information necessary to make the right decisions about your health.
  • You can see what we have achieved: The process of achieving accreditation is voluntary for dental practices. We have invested in the process of reaching and maintaining the highest safety and quality standards. Ask to see our certificate of accreditation.
  • You can be confident: This dental practice has systems in place to continuously improve in everything we do.