Free Teenage (13-18) Check Ups

From the first year of high school until their 18th birthday, the DHB contracts out dental care to private dentists, Tulip Dental is one of these dental practices.

What’s covered through the system?

  • Yearly check-up which includes:

    • 2 x Bite wing X-rays
    • Intra and extra oral examination (checking lymph nodes of the head and neck, joint movement, muscle mass and any abnormalities of the soft tissues which could become carcinogenic)
    • Full mouth check for dental decay
    • Full mouth clean and polish
    • Preventative treatment – fluoride application, fissure seals or protects
  • Restorations/Fillings

    • We are an amalgam free clinic and only place either resin composite (white) or glass ionomer cement (white) to restore teeth
  • Extractions

    • We can remove both baby teeth and adult teeth as needed
    • Wisdom teeth require prior approval by the DHB to be completed but we strive to get this as needed
Teenage night guard

There are other treatments that are covered under the DHB service but need prior approval before they can be carried out.

Below are some (but not all):

  • Nightguards – mouthguards to wear at night for teenagers who grind their teeth

  • Periodontal Disease Management – deep cleans of gums on a more regular basis to manage the progression of periodontal disease

Treatments not covered under the DHB:

  • Orthodontic treatment such as braces or Invisalign

    • we can advise you at your check up whether this is needed and we have a list here of registered orthodontists in Hamilton you can visit.

If your teenager is involved in an accident that requires emergency dental treatment, this will often be covered under ACC, call and make an appointment as soon as an accident involving your teenager’s teeth occurs so we can have a look and lodge a claim.

Tulip Dental: Your Caring Dentist for Teenagers in Hamilton

At Tulip Dental, we believe that quality dental care is fundamental at every stage of life, especially during the transformative teenage years. As a dentist for teenagers in Hamilton, we take pride in providing an empathetic, nurturing, and engaging environment that caters specifically to the unique dental needs of teenagers.

Your Dedicated Dentist for Teens

Navigating through the teenage years can be challenging, and oral health is a significant part of that journey. As the preferred dentist for teens in Hamilton, we understand these challenges and are committed to providing gentle and comprehensive dental care tailored to the needs of our teenage patients. Our staff is passionate about making every visit to our clinic a positive experience.

Comprehensive Dental Care for Teens

As your specialist in dental care for teens, we offer a broad range of services, from routine check-ups and cleanings to restorative fillings, root canals and extractions.. As Tulip Dental we understad the importance of dental care for teens and what a critical time it is with permanent teeth settling in and lifestyle choices beginning to have a long-term impact on oral health. As a leading dentist for teenagers in Hamilton, we believe in equipping our patients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their dental health.

Join the Tulip Dental Family

When it comes to your teen's dental health, choose Tulip Dental, a dentist that understands and caters specifically to the needs of teenagers. We're more than just a dentist's office - we’re here to connect and work alongside your teen to make them feel confident in their oral health journey knowing they have a clinician with no judement just support. 

Schedule an appointment with your dentist for teens in Hamilton today, or drop by our clinic for a visit. We're here to guide your teen on their path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Welcome to our Tulip Dental family, where every teenager leaves with a smile!

The Importance of Good Dental Health for Teens

Why is prevention the key to healthy teeth?

Teenage years are often when oral health problems, such as cavities and gum disease, may start to occur due to genetic influence, dietary changes, busy schedules, and sometimes, neglect of oral hygiene. 

Preventing problems before they start is easy and FREE for life. The instant a clinician has to remove a cavity we can only replace it with something that will never be as strong our beneficial as our own tooth. Although fillings are “permanent” that may only last 10-15 years. 

Free regular visits to a dentist for teens can help prevent these issues, keeping their teeth and gums healthy and strong while providing them with tips and tricks on hoe to manage outside of visits

As we’re a dentist for teens we also focuss on providing preventative treatments such as fissure protections/seals and fluroide treatments to ensure your teens teeth stay stronger for longer. 

Does my teenager need braces?

The teenage years are a common time for orthodontic treatments such as braces or clear aligners. Regular visits to a dentist for teenagers in Hamilton can ensure that any potential alignment or bite issues are identified and addressed in a timely manner.

I can’t get my teen to clean their teeth what can I do?

Teenage years are a great time to establish good oral hygiene habits that can last a lifetime. Unfortunately it’s also filled with hormones, busy social lives and overwhelm. We believe in educating our teenage patients about the importance of regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, creating a foundation for lifelong dental health. As teenagers they know what’s good for them but we attempt to approach them in a way that is easy to understand and not too much information so they can make the changes to healthy habits at their own pace, one tooth at a time!

My teen is self-conscious about their teeth, how can Tulip Dental help?

As a dentist for teens we always address our patients needs first, if they are conscious about their teeth we offer solutions that can help them feel more confident. Although we endeavour to offer FREE dental care for teens, cosmetic treatments are not funded under the DHB service and may have a charge but we can discuss all options available when you teen comes for their FREE exam. 

At Tulip Dental, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care for teens. We guide them through their dental health journey, ensuring that they transition into adulthood with a healthy and beautiful smile. Trust us to take care of your teen's oral health, as we partner with you to shape a brighter, healthier dental future for them.

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