Child’s First Dental Visit: First dental visit for children is recommended at the age of 1 or within 6 months after the first tooth has erupted, and the visit is usually short and have less treatment. This gives the child the opportunity to meet the dentist and become familiar with the dental environment. With the visit, the dentist will have an overall check of the child’s existing teeth for decay, occlusion or bite and the surrounding structures in the mouth to check for potential problems that can be addressed at the earliest time. Usually cleaning the teeth and assessing the need for fluoride is also done if indicated. Parents as well are educated about basic oral health care for their children. Visiting a dentist is not always affordable that is why with the Medicare’s Child Dental Benefit Scheme, children between the age of 2-17 who are eligible can benefit the $1000 worth of dental treatment which includes examination, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions but excludes orthodontic or cosmetic dental work. Here at Pedram Dental Clinic, we offer Bulk Billing for eligible children directly with Medicare so that there will be no out of pocket costs at your dentist visit. So, call us today at 8794 9982 (Narre Warren Clinic) and 9794 7866 (Dandenong Clinic) to book for an appointment.