Health Minister Simon Birmingham has urged parents to consider taking dental visits to prevent tooth decay.
Dr Birmingham said there were around 1,000 dental clinics across Australia, and some had been closed due to a lack of demand.
“Parents need to take the time to visit the dentist and the dentist should consider taking their child on dental visits,” he said.
“They may be able to help with the symptoms of tooth decay, but it’s important to remember that children can’t get cavities and the health effects of cavities are still reversible.”
Dr Birmingham also said the Department of Primary Industries would continue to provide support for parents who needed help with dental care.
“The department is committed to ensuring that parents are able to make informed choices about their child’s dental care and that they get the best care possible,” he told reporters.
“We understand the frustration and frustration and anger that parents have when they’re faced with a lacklustre supply of dental services.”
However, we are committed to addressing this challenge and ensuring that we get the right dental supplies for our kids.