Dentist for the whole family

There’s nothing better than a beautiful healthy smile and with the number of selfies on Facebook and Instagram, the perfect smile, it seems is a must have….but let’s not forget it’s not all about looks. A healthy mouth is also essential for your overall well being and following good oral hygiene habits is the best way to ensure that your teeth are with you for the rest of your life.

To help you with this we generally recommend a check-up every 6 months.  This consists of an examination to assess your teeth, gums and overall oral hygiene and is usually followed by a scale and polish. Occasionally X-rays are taken at the same time.  X-rays help us to identify potential problems that may be lurking between teeth or under fillings that cannot be detected with the naked eye. Quick and simple, they are the perfect preventive tool and we recommend 2 yearly bite wing X-rays for most adult patients.

We allow 60 minutes for your appointment which gives us plenty of time to ensure your teeth feel sensational when you leave. As an additional service we can also offer an optional fluoride treatment. Topical fluoride gives you extra protection against decay in between visits. It only takes two minutes to apply, though you should refrain from eating and drinking for 1 hour afterwards.

Maintaining good oral care and regular check-ups is your best defence against future problems. Call us on 02 9415 8955 to make an appointment.

When should my child start seeing a dentist?

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children have their first check up by the age of 12 months or when they get their first tooth.