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Children's Plan

Our Children’s Plan covers all of the dental health needs of children up to age 18, captured into one monthly payment that helps you budget. 

The exact payment will reflect your child’s current age and previous treatment history. It is set once our dentist has completed an oral health assessment. 

Once set, this single monthly payment will cover your child for any standard treatments subsequently required, including their twice-yearly examinations, hygiene appointments, as well as any fillings or extractions. It does not cover orthodontic appointments or recommended treatments such as a brace.

You will be asked to pay the orthodontist’s fee and any associated technicians fee, but your regular monthly fee does cover everything done for you by our dentist. (The only exception that is charged are our dental treatments that are requested purely cosmetic reasons.)

Conditions

The Children’s Plan can only be offered up to a child’s eighteenth birthday, and only once they have been assessed and are deemed orally fit to join. Any pre-existing treatments will need to be completed before the plan commences, or will be exempt from the plan going forward.

Dental Insurance For Children

In addition to regular routine care, LIDP Ltd. will provide you with dental accident and emergency insurance cover. This policy covers emergency treatment by any dentist worldwide. 

Your insurance covers the cost of reparative treatment if an accident results in damage to your child’s teeth (within the limits of the policy). A small premium is collected annually to provide this essential benefit.

Toothbrushing tips for children

A regular dental check-up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional.

Always use a fluoride toothpaste to help prevent and control tooth decay.

Children aged up to 3 years

•    Start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as their first milk tooth appears
•    Parents or carers should supervise
•    Brush teeth twice each day for at least 2 minutes 
•    Use a fluoride toothpaste that contains no less than 1,000ppm of fluoride
•    Brush last thing before bed and after breakfast
•    Use just a smear of toothpaste
•    Don't eat or lick toothpaste from the tube.

In addition, for children aged 3 to 6 years

•    Brushing should still be supervised 
•    Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.
•    Spit after brushing and don't rinse, as that will remove some or all of the fluoride 

In addition, for children aged 7 and over

•    Use fluoride toothpaste containing between 1,350ppm and 1,500ppm of fluoride.