All adolescents aged 13 and up until 18 years old are eligible to receive a free annual check-up and basic routine dental care at Victoria dentists.
Victoria Dentists welcomes all Children aged 13 and up to 18 years old. Victoria Dentists have a contract with the DHB for adolescent dental health benefits for them to have 1 yearly checkup and basic dental care. In most cases these appointments will be of no cost to the patient.
However in case of an emergency we are able to see anyone of any age including under 13.
Did You Know??
1. SOME BABIES ARE BORN WITH TEETH.
About one in every 2000 babies is born with natal teeth, so sometimes baby's first dentist appointment is only a few days after birth. Natal teeth usually grow on the bottom gums and tend to have weak roots; they're often removed to prevent problems with breastfeeding and accidental swallowing. Napoleon and Julius Caesar we both born with natal teeth.
2. NOT EVERYONE LOSES THEIR BABY TEETH.
Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage, not to mention a small source of income for most kids. By age 3, the average child has a full set of 20 temporary teeth. These little chiclets loosen and eventually fall out as the permanent teeth below start to erupt. Children typically start losing teeth around 5 or 6 and finish in their early teens. But if a person doesn't have a replacement permanent tooth, that baby tooth will stay put.