Comprehensive Oral Examinations
Good oral health begins at home and early in life. Regular brushing and flossing are essential in maintaining a healthy smile. Beyond that we recommend thorough oral examination every 6 months, performed by one of our dedicated dentists.
With regular check-ups we can manage small dental problems before they develop into large, more complicated issues. Gum disease, cavities and even some oral cancers are easily prevented if symptoms and signs are identified early by a dentist.
Dental Radiographs (X-rays) are recommended on your first visit to ensure a complete and thorough diagnosis of your oral condition is obtained. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
For those wary of radiation rest assured at Whittlesea Family Dental we use digital x-ray equipment which provides up to 90% less exposure to radiation than traditional non-digital systems.
Once all the information is gathered, your dentist will advise you of their findings and if any treatment is required. An individualised treatment plan will be charted for you which integrates your oral health needs as well as your personal and financial situation.
Preventive Dentistry is the practice of procedures that help prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease. It starts with you at home by maintaining adequate oral hygiene and a low sugar diet.
At Whittlesea Family Dental we implement and utilise various preventive treatments and modalities to optimise your oral health. This includes, teeth cleaning, fissure sealants, tooth remineralisation, oral hygiene and dietary advice, the provision of mouth guards and night-guards.
Our preventive approach aims to educate you and motivate you to achieve good oral health for life. All of our clinicians work within this philosophy and base their decisions on best practice and scientific knowledge to achieve long term results.
Cosmetic dentistry combines art, science and technology to ensure that you obtain a beautiful and healthy smile.
Many people are embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth and can become very self-conscious as a result. The imperfection may be due to stains, or wide spaces between teeth causing gaps, irregularly shaped or even missing teeth. Regardless of the problem, there is a cosmetic dentistry solution available that can improve your smile.
Bruxism is the habit of grinding and or clenching teeth which may occur while awake or when asleep. Some people will grind or clench their teeth more when they are stressed, have to concentrate or are unwell. Bruxism is also known to be caused by excessive alcohol and drug use.
Treatment usually included a grinding mouth guard and behavioural or relaxation techniques.
If you think that you may be grinding your teeth, please discuss this during your visit with us.
We offer A Take Home Bleaching Kit (6% Hydrogen peroxide). We make custom trays designed specifically for your own mouth and supply you with a professional quality tooth whitening gel. This is a great option for those who would like to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home and in their own time. You can use it at your leisure as often as you like until you are happy with the desired shade. Speak to one of our dentists for more information.
Porcelain Veneers are thin, tooth coloured porcelain shells that are custom made to bond to the front surface of your teeth. They are excellent for treating chipped, discoloured or misshaped teeth, especially in front teeth. They are ideal for improving shape, length, size and tooth colour.
In the last 2 decades dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to replace lost teeth.
A dental implant usually comprises three parts; the implant fixture (the part embedded in bone), the abutment which crosses the soft tissue (gum) and which connects to the crown. Most commonly a single implant is used to restore a single crown.
Root canal therapy
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth's damaged or infected pulp with a filling. Damage to the pulp may be caused by untreated dental decay, decay beneath a filling, tooth damage due to trauma, tooth grinding (bruxism) or gum disease. The procedure is also known as endodontic treatment. It involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning of the pulp chamber and root canals and then sealing it. It may take 2 to 3 visits to complete a root canal treatment.