Fraser Dental provides general dental services to eligible teenagers under the free teen Dental Benefits scheme.
You can sign your teenager up when they are entering Year 9, and they are covered for a free appointment every year until they turn 18 years old. When you choose a dental provider for your teenager, it is tempting to choose whoever is closest to home. Fitting dental appointments around school, work, sports training and afterschool activities means that convenience is a big factor in choosing a dental provider. But you should also consider the quality of the dental services provided. Your teenager’s smile can really impact on their confidence, and remember that they have access to a huge range of high-sugar junk foods and drinks which can make it an ongoing battle to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Setting your teenager up with a quality dental provider that covers all aspects of their oral health and teaches them healthy habits will help them to maintain great smiles into adulthood.
Annual teen dental appointments should include:
- A full examination of the teeth and gums
- Dental x-rays
- A thorough cleaning, scaling and polishing of the teeth, which is helpful for removing surface stains and plaque build-up
- Instructions on how to brush and floss effectively to keep up good habits at home
Your teenager could also need additional dental treatment, and these services are included in their free dental care:
- Dental fillings
- Preventative dental treatments, for example fluoride or fissure sealants for strengthening and protecting their teeth
- Non-orthodontic teeth extractions
- Root canals
At Fraser Dental our teen dental appointments are approximately 20-30 minutes long to allow us to cover off everything. After all, if we only see your teenager once per year we want to ensure their teeth and gums are as healthy as possible!
We try to be as flexible as possible to work in with busy schedules, so we offer a wide choice of appointment times: daytime, after-school, late night and Saturday options.
Although orthodontics are not included under the free teen dental services, we can assess your child’s needs and provide a full range of the latest options in braces. This means your total dental care is all available under one roof. If your teenager requires braces we combine these appointments with their annual teen appointments so you won’t need to make an extra trip.
Set your teenager up with the best smile possible. Choose a quality dental provider that really cares about their oral health and doesn’t cut corners.