Women's oral health through life - Puberty

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You don't need us to tell you that there’s a lot of body changes going on during puberty. Lots can happen to the mouth when the body starts producing all those extra hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Hormones send more blood than normal to gums, increasing their sensitivity to plaque, and causing them to become more easily irritated by food particles. It’s a condition referred to as 'puberty gingivitis' and it’s hard to miss, leaving pre-teens with red, swollen gums that bleed more easily than usual.


  1. Take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing twice a day and flossing once daily. 
  2. Have regular professional cleanings by a dentist. 
  3. Eating healthy foods is probably not the first choice when kids are together, but eating well goes a long way to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
  4. If you've got braces spend extra time properly brushing your teeth. Take out the removable parts of the braces, such as elastics and bands, & carefully clean around the wires, pins and brush all the areas of your teeth. Your dentist will be able to show you the right technique to make the job easier. 

If you have any concerns about your teeth and gums, don't hesitate to contact the team at Bays Dental

Dental Health Week 2016

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Next week is Dental Health Week, 1 - 8 August, 2016. So to join in the fun and help parents & grandparents encourage their children to look after their teeth, we've provided the following ADA colouring in page. Enjoy!

The Healthy Teeth For Life Colouring In PDF can be found on our Downloads page.

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule

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Bays Dental Clinic are committed to providing quality dental care as part of the Medicare initiative that covers dental treatment for children and teenagers aged from 2 - 17 years. More information can be found on the Medicare website but the CDBS basics are as follows:

  • Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions.
  • Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
  • The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. If you do not use all of your $1,000 benefit in the first year, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year.
  • The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.
  • Call 132 011 to your child's eligibility to receive CDBS.

The friendly team at Bays Dental are experts at working with children and take special steps to ensure children have a positive experience. If you have concerns about your child's teeth, schedule an appointment today.