• By 1300 SMILES
  • October 30, 2018

Children suffering serious tooth decay – recent Queensland health report

It doesn’t have to be like this –

Queensland Health has just released a report with a very worrying rising statistic. Children’s dental health is suffering serious tooth decay – in the report a study was conducted with 130,000 children aged between 5 and 15 years old, the worrying statistic was that more than half the children had a history of tooth decay and 1 in 4 had tooth decay in at least four of their teeth.

But, it doesn’t have to be like this –

Modern treatments and regular trips to a dentist will help reduce statistics such as these and with a high proportion of families eligible for FREE dental through the CDBS they don’t have to worry over treatment costs either.

Getting children educated about oral hygiene is a must and at 1300SMILES we recommend bringing your children in to see us at around 2 years of age. Even if they don’t get treatment it’s important to let them experience going to the dentist and what happens during a visit. All our dentists are happy to see young patients and even let them try the treatment chair, the more they get used to going to a dentist the better their oral health will be for the future.

How to check your CDBS eligibility

Using your Medicare Card we’re looking for the following details:

Medicare Card - 1300SMILES Dentists

So complete the form below with your contact details and we’ll ring you to go through checking your eligibility. If we can’t get through on the phone we’ll email to let you know we’ve tried.

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Don’t leave your child’s oral health until it’s too late, contact us now to book an appointment at your nearest 1300SMILES dentists.