$1,000 Free Kids Dental
For eligible children under the Medicare Schedule
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) from Medicare entitles eligible children $1000 free dental every two years. Treatments included in the CDBS are basic dental treatments such as check-ups, x-rays, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures. Other services, such as orthodontic treatment, cosmetic procedures and hospital services are not included.
The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1000 per child over a two-year calendar period. The two-year cap period starts when a child or teenager first receives an eligible dental service.
Am I Eligible for the CDBS?
Eligibility is determined each calendar year however funds are valid for two calendar years. To be eligible for the CDBS, your child must:
- be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
- receive, or be part of a family receiving, certain Australian Government payments
Your eligibility needs to be determined prior to access of funding. Call our friendly team at Smileco Dental today to check your child’s eligibility.
Custom Made Mouth Guards
Special offer $140 for Adults and $90 for Children or No Gap payment for patients with dental cover
Make an appointment today with a SmileCo Dentist for a custom made mouth guard.
Terms and conditions apply.
Why should I wear a Mouth Guard to play sports?
According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), about one-third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related. A custom-made mouth guard can protect your teeth by spreading the impact of any blow or knock to the mouth.
If you play sports you should consider wearing a custom-made mouth guard.
SmileCo Dentists’ recommends a mouth guard to be worn where there is a possibility of direct contact with the face, these includes sports such as football, soccer, netball or cricket. Even an accidental knock to the face or teeth with an elbow in a low contact sport can cause serious dental injury to your teeth or bone. Some injuries can cause lifetime dental expense and we want to help prevent this.
Mouth guards made by SmileCo Dentists are custom-made and are of better quality than over the counter products. These mouth guards are generally ill-fitting, bulky and hard to wear. SmileCo’s custom-made mouth guards are specially designed allowing you to bite, speak and breathe normally.
How can I get a custom-made mouth guard?
Our Dentists will take an impression of your teeth, jaw and soft tissue to fabricate your mouth guard to fit you personally.
How often should I get a new mouth guard?
Mouth guards for growing children should be checked regularly as baby teeth are lost, adult teeth erupt and jaw growth occurs. Ask your Dentist to check your child’s mouth guard at the “No Gap” 6 monthly check up.
For adults, a well maintained mouth guard can last a long time. After every use, mouth guards should be washed with cold water, kept in the box provided and out of direct sunlight. Routinely ask your dentist to check your mouth guard for defects or wear facets at your “No Gap” 6 monthly check up.
Check up and clean
Special offer of $185 or No Gap payment for patients with health insurance
No Gap Offer
SmileCo’s No Gap offer makes regular check up and clean affordable for the entire family. If you have dental cover with any Australian Health Insurance Company, you will not be out of pocket for basic preventive dental treatment which includes:
- Check ups
- Teeth cleaning
- Gum health check
This means we will accept your full rebate as full payment on the above treatment services when you present your health insurance card on the day of the appointment.
Regular dental check ups allow our dentist to detect serious conditions before they become costly problems. Make an appointment today and pay no out of pocket expense with our No Gap offer.
Terms and conditions apply.
Special Offer $185 for Non-Health Insurance Patients
At SmileCo we look after all our patients and are dedicated to making dental care affordable to all. That is why we have introduced our unbeatable special offer of $185 for basic dental treatment. This includes a regular 6 monthly check up and clean, fluoride treatment, 2 bitewing x-rays and (OPG xray is not included and is an extra $58).
For all other services our dentist will discuss your treatment options with you and, together with you, decide on the best dental outcome that is at a competitive price.
Terms and conditions apply.
SmileCo Dental offers two professional teeth whitening systems, the Take Home Whitening Kit and the In-Chair Whitening System.
Home Whitening Kit: $299
The Take Home Whitening System contains lower concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide which allows patients to stay in control of the shade of white they wish to achieve in the comfort of their own home. Our clinicians will take an impression of your teeth to produce a custom fit bleaching tray that fits perfectly to the shape of your teeth. This allows maximum contact to the bleaching agent to attain best results. Patients will notice whitening effects within two weeks of application.
In-Chair Whitening System: $595
Smileco also offers a convenient two hour in-chair whitening system for a faster, whiter, brighter you in one convenient appointment! This system uses higher concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide to produce faster whitening results. Patients who have mild existing sensitivity are more suitable for the Take Home Whitening System.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure and is recommended for patients with good oral health. Not all candidates are suitable so call for a free professional consult today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is my teeth turning yellow?
A. There are two reasons why our teeth can appear more ‘yellow’. It can be due to external factors, which can be caused by our diet, smoking or poor oral hygiene, which have resulted in staining our teeth. It can also be due to internal factors within the tooth structures such enamel or dentine defects, having high doses of antibiotics or fluoride as a young child. It is normal for your teeth to appear more ‘yellow’ over time. This is because the outermost layer of tooth structure that you can see is the enamel, which is actually translucent. The different shades of colour that we can see in our teeth is due to the underlying tooth structure called dentine, which can become more ‘yellow’ or darker over time.
Q. There are so many teeth whitening products on the market, which product is best for me?
A.There are a range of tooth whitening products available in the market, but it can be overwhelming on which one you should choose and which one is actually effective. It is important to be aware that some toothpastes which advertise to ‘remove stains’ can in fact do more damage to your tooth. This is because these certain toothpastes, contain abrasive particles in the toothpaste, which can remove staining, but also the enamel surface.
Teeth whitening products often contains Hydrogen Peroxide which causes the enamel structure to appear whiter. There are a few whitening toothpastes available in the supermarket which contain Hydrogen Peroxide, however at very low percentages which can take a very long time to have any whitening effects.