Our Brisbane Dental procedures are able to remove and restore areas of decay, decrease sensitivity in teeth, get rid of toothache, remove badly damaged teeth, fix and restore broken teeth, clean teeth and remove staining.
Preventive dentistry is a modern discipline which identifies and halts the development of dental problems through early intervention. Good preventive dental care will save many hours and treatments in the dental care at later times when treatments often become larger and more involved.
The many other General Dentistry disciplines include: Gums (periodontics), Rebuilding Teeth (prosthodontics), Root Canal Treatment (endodontics), Childrens Teeth (paedodontics), extraction and surgery (oral surgery and exodontia), Hygiene and Diet (preventive dental), and Sleep Dentistry (Intravenous Sedation Anaesthetiology).
Brisbane Smiles has advanced technologies in Brisbane Dental Care. From your first New Patient Appointment, our Brisbane Dentists use the latest in technologies: Digital X-Rays with the Schick High Definition Sensors, Digital SLR Photography, Digital Intraoral Photography with a High-Definition Pen-like Camera, Diagnocam to see through the surface of teeth to detect deeper Decay or Cracks, Digital 3D mouth scans to create a 3D digital scan of your mouth, recording all aspects of gum, teeth and bite positions for future reference and tracking change over time.
But, most importantly, the technology is driven by our Brisbane Dentists who each have over a decade of General Dental experience and an astute eye-for-detail.
A New Patient Check-up is our first opportunity to ensure your mouth is on the right track. The Dental Check-up will assess and examine your overall mouth health in regards to the teeth, gums, bite and appearance. Your General Dentist will go through a detailed history of your teeth and mouth and then assess your mouth using cutting-edge technology. It is best to find problems early rather than late. The General Dental Checkup for New Patients or Existing Patients at a higher risk in different regards will undertake this Major Dental Checkup, The Major Dental Checkup runs through a through range of indepth assessments and ensures dental problems are appropriately diagnosed.
You will then be presented with a Full Report both in writing and verbally which details the dental problems diagnosed and treatment options recommended before you are free to decide which treatments you wish to proceed with.
How Often To Visit the Dentist
Most people tend to avoid visiting the dentist until they have a major dental issue like a cavity, decay or tooth sensitivity. As they say, prevention is better than cure, an adage that applies best for dental problems. Toothache is not very pleasant and the best way to prevent it is to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. So, regular dentist visits are very important for maintaining oral health.
When should you see a dentist?
Ideally, it is recommended that you visit your dentist for a check-up at least one every 6 months If you are facing any dental problems or are undergoing treatment, your dentist visits may be more frequent or as recommended by the dentist. For example, people with high risk of tooth decay or sensitivity are required to visit the dentist more often than the others.
People with gum diseases, plaque, bacterial build up or tooth decay should visit the doctor more frequently to get treated. Others, like smokers, diabetics and people with poor dental hygiene should visit the dentist at least once in 3 to 4 months.
Before determining how often you should get a dental check up, speak to our specialist and get a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums.
Benefits of regular dentist visits
Dentist visits are often linked to painful tooth removals and treatments, but that is seldom the case. Regular visits to the dentist ensure oral health and enable you to prevent painful dental issues. Also, regular cleaning of the teeth by professionals can help you keep your teeth in good shape. Other benefits of regular dental check-ups include
Recent studies also prove that regular dental check-ups and cleaning by dentists can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks significantly.
During this visit you will find your Dentist will be able to assess your mouth using a Kois Diagnostic Process grading key areas by risk factors for future or current dental problems:
The health of your gums is very important. Unfortunately Gum Disease often has un-noticable symptoms until it is well advanced and teeth become loose. Identifying High-Risk Gum Conditions will help to treat Gums early before disease, gum recession, bone loss and lose teeth occur.
The health of the teeth is often easily apparent but often left till it is unfortunately too late. Teeth which are at a High Risk of problems should be treated with priority. We look to classify teeth with defective restorations, questionable restorations, structurally weak teeth, infections inside the tooth, and decay.
An even bite and fitting teeth results in less wear and tear on the teeth and jaw. Identifying High Risk bite and occlusal issues is important to the long-term health of the mouth and jaws and can prevent worn teeth in later years.
Aesthetic appearance of the teeth, gums and smile is important to each individual in different ways. Our Brisbane Dentists are trained to identify High Risk issues and provide advice and treatments that may be appropriate. This category is often affected by other categories such as: Bite – when the teeth are very worn and broken.