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That is why we recommend check-up and teeth cleaning appointments every six months, to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Taking this preventative action can help you avoid more invasive and expensive dental work in the future.
Call or contact Gosford Family Dentist today to schedule your next appointment!
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At Gosford Family Dentist, our checkups involve more than just an examination of the teeth and a cleaning. We take the time to check your gums and screen for oral cancer. Regular checkups help us monitor conditions over time and make an early diagnosis.
We also use fluoride after your cleaning to prevent tooth decay. Generally, we recommend these appointments every six months. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.
What a Visit to Gosford Family Dentist Looks Like
During your initial 60-minute exam, Dr Jang will carry out a comprehensive check of your entire mouth. His aim is to take an individualised and holistic approach, factoring in your medical and dental history, while listening to your queries and concerns.
Subsequent Dental Check Ups Include:
We use an intra-oral camera to aid the check up process. To schedule your next check up, contact the friendly staff at Gosford Family Dentist today.
Scale and Clean
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Tooth decay and gum disease are common, but avoidable dental problems. Regular professional scale and clean removes hardened plaque and tarter build up that lead to these problems if left unchecked. A scale and clean removes build up that cannot be removed at home.
The scale and clean is followed by a polish to remove any superficial stains, and a fluoride application to strengthen your teeth.
Don’t let that unwanted plaque and tarter build up in your mouth. Contact us today.
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Most tap water in Australia is fluoridated, however we may recommend special fluoride treatments if you are at a higher risk of tooth decay. Extra fluoride can help protect your teeth from acid attack or dental decay.
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At Gosford Family Dentist, X-rays are an important part of our holistic approach to dental care. Below are some of the most common X-ray questions we receive.
Why Are X-Rays Used?
Dental X-rays provide us valuable diagnostic information about your dental health. They help to detect any problems not visible to the naked eye.
How Frequently Should X-Rays Be Taken?
At your first visit to Gosford Family Dentist, we review your medical and dental history and conduct a thorough examination. This helps us determine if you need an X-ray. In healthy individuals, we recommend an X-ray every two years.
Patients with frequent dental problems may need X-rays more often. If you’ve had dental X-rays taken by your previous dentist within the past two years, copies may be requested with your consent to get a clear picture of your dental health history.
Are X-Rays Safe?
Yes, they are safe. The most common patient concern regarding X-rays is the level of radiation exposure. In actuality, dental X-rays expose the patient to an extremely low level of radiation.
This level can be compared to the same amount of radiation anyone would encounter naturally over a few days.
Are X-Rays Safe for Pregnant Women?
Yes. There are measures we take to keep both mother and baby safe.
If an X-ray is required for a pregnant woman, a leaded apron is used to ensure that mother and baby are shielded from too much radiation exposure.
An untreated dental infection can often pose a threat to an unborn child, and an X-ray is necessary to determine the best treatment.
What if I’m Trying to Get Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
X-rays are completely safe for women trying to get pregnant or those who are breastfeeding. The X-rays do not need to be postponed under these circumstances. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding X-rays and how they relate to your safety, we encourage you to let us know.
Contact us now to schedule your next check up.
Gum Disease Prevention
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Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing every day can prevent gum disease. We advise patients to brush their teeth for at least two to three minutes at a time, and use a quality mouthwash. Avoiding other risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, and sugary foods can also help. Keeping up with your regular check-ups ensures that plaque is being removed properly and in its entirety.
Make sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself against gum disease. Contact us and schedule your next appointment now!
Preventing Gum Disease
Taking a proactive approach to oral health is essential if you want healthy gums. We recommend all our patients brush their teeth and floss regularly to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and maintain good oral health.
What Is the Cause of Gum Disease?
Gum disease develops when plaque remains on the teeth and gums. The bacteria that is naturally present in the mouth forms plaque when it combines with saliva and food particles.
This plaque creates a sticky film that clings to your teeth and remains at the base of the gum line. If this plaque is not removed, it inflames the gums and leads to tooth decay. As gum disease advances, it can increase your risk for developing serious health conditions such as respiratory infections and heart disease.
Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease has two different stages, known as gingivitis and periodonditis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and is characterised by swelling, redness, and irritation. If you have bleeding gums after you brush your teeth, or you notice that you have a receding gum line, these are often signs of gingivitis.
In contrast, periodontitis is the advanced form of gum disease that occurs when gingivitis goes untreated. It causes the gum line to recede from the tooth, and creates pockets within the gums. These pockets eventually house bacteria, which attack the tissues and bones around the teeth. As a result, teeth may loosen up in affected areas of the mouth, and may fall out.
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An unexpected impact to the mouth can cause significant damage to the teeth and gums, resulting in the need for costly dental treatment. For this reason, mouth guards are an important preventative measure when playing contact sports.
We highly recommend the use of custom fit mouth guards in order to prevent jaw damage or broken teeth. Our guards come in a variety of colors and can be custom made to ensure a proper fit for maximum prevention.
If your children participate in contact sports, do everything you can to ensure they are safe. Talk with us today about a custom mouth guard to protect their teeth and mouth.
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Many of us clench and grind our teeth during sleep. Often we are unaware, and because of that, it can be a challenging habit to break. Continued clenching and grinding can cause headaches, neck pain, fractures and heavy wear of your teeth.
We can prevent further damage of our teeth and minimize adverse health impacts with a customized occlusal splint or night guard. Ask the team at Gosford Dental to find out what’s right for you. Contact us today!