Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

$4B Brush-Up for Our Teeth; Federal Government's New Dental Health Scheme Will Pay for Nationwide Overhaul

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

$4B Brush-Up for Our Teeth; Federal Government's New Dental Health Scheme Will Pay for Nationwide Overhaul

Article excerpt

1. Start now

Brushing your children's teeth from an early age prevents bacteria from forming.

2. Be persistent

It's better to be persistent to your children about brushing teeth, than nagging them to get a tooth removed.

3. Use fluoride toothpaste

There is a noticeable difference.

Kara Irving

Reporter

Kara.irving@gladstoneobserver.com.au

SAY cheese.

Gladstone families are set to benefit from the new Federal Government funded Dental Health Care Reform.

Last week Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced the $4 billion scheme, which will see $2.7 billion injected into the children's oral health care over the next six years.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will award those eligible for Family Tax Benefit A with $1000 worth of subsidised dental treatment over a two-year period.

The new health care reform will also benefit low-income earning adults and pensioners with $1.3 billion up for grabs. …

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