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Dealing with Dental-Related Anxiety | Mona Vale Family Dentist

Dealing with Dental-Related Anxiety | Mona Vale Family Dentist

If you feel nervous about going to the dentist, you’re not alone! 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 10 children have dental-related anxiety, according to an Australian study.  Fear of the dentist can often cause you to delay dental visits or avoid them altogether. The long-term...

Don’t Let a Missing Tooth Make You Miss Out | Mona Vale Dentist

Don’t Let a Missing Tooth Make You Miss Out | Mona Vale Dentist

There are few of us lucky enough to keep all 32 of our teeth through life. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has revealed that in Australia 1 in 25 people aged over 15 have no natural teeth left whether this is due to gum disease, decay or dental...

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Healthy gums are important as they are what hold your teeth in place.  Bleeding gums is usually a sign of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums.  This bleeding is caused by the build-up of food and bacteria on your teeth. When this build-up sits on the teeth for a...

Why a Regular Dental Check Up is Important

Why a Regular Dental Check Up is Important

The reason is simple; it will help keep your teeth and gums healthy. We want to check your mouth for early signs of holes, gum disease and other conditions that could affect your oral health and lead to costly dental bills in the future. A check up and clean is...

Want your kids to have great dental health?

Want your kids to have great dental health?

Healthy baby teeth can place kids in a great position for having healthy adult teeth. Here's three simple steps to help your child have good dental health: 1. Aim for 2x2.  Kids should brush for two minutes twice a day with help from an adult until at least 8 years...

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Are they left over from a time when we needed more teeth to chew rougher greens or were they replacement teeth for rotten older molars? We aren't entirely sure. Wisdom teeth usually start to come through into your mouth between the ages of 17 and 21 and most people...

How does a hole(decay) form?

How does a hole(decay) form?

Bacteria live naturally in your mouth and these bacteria digest sugars in the foods that get stuck around your teeth after eating – when bacteria digest sugars they produce acid that eats away at the teeth causing holes to form – once there most holes become hard to...

Gum Health & periodontal disease

Gum Health & periodontal disease

Healthy gums are an integral part of keeping your teeth happy too. Inflamed gums can bleed on brushing and flossing (its their warning sign to you there is a problem going on) and this inflammation is called gingivitis. If more food and bacteria build up around the...

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HICAPS

Beaches Dental Mona Vale is part of HICAPS allowing us to process most health fund claims at the time of your appointment leaving only the gap for payment. We do need your card to swipe it to make the payment so make sure you have it with you at your appointment.

We also provide you with a treatment plan outlining the relevant item numbers for you to be able to check with your health fund prior to your appointment to know exactly what will be covered and what your rebate will be.

Please note – Not all health funds are covered under Hicaps (it does cover all major and most minor health funds though). In the case your health fund is not covered you will need to pay the fee in full and claim back from your health fund.

VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA)

Veterans Affairs provides extensive cover for Gold and White card holders (full and partial cover) we are happy to except both at Beaches Dental Mona Vale as we appreciate the service given by the men and women of the Australian Armed Forces.

CHILD DENTL BENEFITS SCHEME (CDBS)
The government is allowing $1000 of dental treatment over a two year period for eligible children through your local dentist. MEDICARE should notify you of your eligibility (based on your income for that year) but our reception staff can check for you.
STERILISATION

Here at Beaches Dental Mona Vale we are committed to patient safety and following infection control guidelines. Our nurses are all trained in infection control and our sterilising team have 2 autoclaves with surgical tracking to make you to feel safe and confident when receiving treatment.

PATIENT FORMS

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