Helping your child learn good dental hygiene habits is easy – and can be great fun too!  Children love to copy their parents, providing an excellent opportunity to teach brushing skills that will promote a lifetime of good dental health.


Choose an appropriately sized toothbrush for your child.  There are lots of child-size toothbrushes available and your child will feel extra special having his or her very own toothbrush.  Some toothbrushes even feature characters from popular children’s television programs, adding that little bit of extra fun.

Whilst your child may initially need your hands-on help to ensure a thorough clean, giving your child the chance to finish the brushing session on their own can be a great confidence builder.  Try brushing your teeth at the same time as your child.  If you can safely elevate your child so that you can both see into a mirror while brushing you will soon find your child mimicking your brushing technique.  Pull funny faces and make it fun.  Some parents even have a special song to sing at brushing time.

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the right toothpaste for your child’s age group.  The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends the following:

  • Do not use fluoride toothpaste in children under 18 months of age
  • Choose a low-fluoride toothpaste for children 18 months to six years of age
  • Apply only a smear to the toothbrush and force it into the bristles
  • Ensure your child spits out the toothpaste after brushing
  • Store all toothpastes out of your child’s reach. Some children love the taste of toothpaste and will eat it if given the opportunity.

If you have any concerns regarding the development of your child’s teeth, you can book a dental appointment for peace of mind.  At MC Dental our friendly team of dentists are highly experienced in treating children and attending to the needs of developing teeth.  Phone MC Dental on 8608 8968 to book an appointment.

Ticking a dental checkup off your “To Do” list is now a whole lot easier with MC Dental’s patient-comfort approach to dentistry.

MC Dental has analysed every part of the patient experience and takes special care to ensure your visit is made as comfortable as possible.  From the moment you walk into our waiting room, you’ll notice the difference. Our friendly team are at the desk to welcome you with a smile and the offer of a refreshing beverage.

We understand that your time is just as important as ours, and we take every measure to ensure our booking schedule is kept to plan and that your time in the waiting room is kept to a minimum.

Once in the consultation room our highly experienced dentists have your wellbeing at the forefront of their minds.  We’re happy to explain every step of the consultation to you, or you can choose to watch a movie on our specially designed headset whilst our team works on your teeth.

If your teeth require attention beyond a simple check-up and clean, you can rest assured that MC Dental is equipped to effectively and efficiently address your needs.  The MC Dental clinic boasts the latest in modern dentistry including the renowned CEREC crown system, so that you can have the desired result with minimum disruption to your daily activities.


Open seven days a week in Melbourne’s CBD, MC Dental provides a range of dental services, from orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. Call MC Dental on 03 8608 8968 to arrange an appointment.

MC Dental are providing quality care to children as part of a new Medicare initiative that covers dental treatment for children aged 2 – 17.

This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to ensure their children receive essential dental attention that will set them on the right path for a life of good dental health. With Medicare covering the costs for many popular services there is no better time to take advantage and book an appointment for your child.

The friendly team at MC Dental are experts at working with children and take special steps to ensure children have a positive experience. To find out how your children can access the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme contact MC Dental on (03) 8608 8968

Important points:

  • Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures.
  • The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period.
  • Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.
  • You can confirm your child’s eligibility by calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011. The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.

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