Free Dental Care for Teenagers
At Dental Care West, we are proud to partner with the Ministry of Health in providing thorough dental care for teens from Year 9 at school, until they turn 18 years old.
We’ve been looking after our patients for over 50 years, and many of our patients started as teenagers and keep coming back year after year. As their families grow, we keep expanding to offer our suburb care to everyone.
Teenagers are expensive, but we are lucky in New Zealand that the government helps fund keeping their teeth and mouths healthy. Its important that they get a great start with their oral health, so that the years following that are as easy as they can be.
Our free basic dental services not only ensure your teen’s teeth are clean and healthy, but just as importantly we teach them how to look after their teeth and gums at home. Establishing good habits in these teenage years can make all the difference to maintaining great smiles in adulthood.
As part of New Zealand’s free dental care scheme, your teen is entitled to one free dental examination per year. If you notice a problem between visits, such as a tooth ache, you can make additional dental appointments free of charge.
Our free dental services for teens include:
- Annual dental check-ups
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
- Dental x-rays
- Preventative treatments including fissure sealants or fluoride treatment
- Tooth extractions (non-orthodontic)
- Root canals and crowns
Orthodontic treatments such as braces and other teeth alignment treatments are also not included under the free dental care for teens but we offer free of charge orthodontic consultation and x-rays to you find out more if you are interested.
Don’t miss out of this free dental care, call our friendly reception team on 09 818 8855 to get them booked in today.