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From the moment the first teeth show, seeing the dentist in Mackay for biannual visits becomes a recommended part of life.
We all need to visit to see our local dentist in Mackay from infancy to senior adulthood because our teeth play such a large part in day-to-day life. So why not find a dental practitioner who provides quality work in a friendly, attentive environment?
From preventive dentistry to cosmetic dentistry (e.g. straightening and replacing teeth), our dental team at Northern Beach Dental offer numerous treatments that can improve your oral health and your quality of life.
You can learn more about our dental offerings and have your questions answered in the article below.
How often should I see the dentist in Mackay and what does a check-up entail?
For healthy teeth and gums, it is recommended that you come and see us twice a year. This is because by not seeing your oral health provider frequently, it can result in significant and often preventable mouth problems if not detected early.
If no significant issues are detected, a check-up is usually no more than a thorough examination of your mouth, followed by a routine cleaning to remove plaque.
The check up appointment is normally two-part and typically involves seeing the dentist and an oral hygienist. Our dentist conducts the examination, which includes taking X-rays to check for cavities and other irregularities, while our hygienist cleans your teeth by removing tartar using ultrasonic scalers while also polishing your teeth, leaving them feeling really clean.
When should I start taking my children to the dentist?
You should bring your child in to see us as soon as their first teeth start showing. By doing this you’ll also introduce your child to going to the dentist as being a normal, and non-scary, part of life. By visiting the dentist at an early age this will help your child learn how to practice good hygiene from a young age
From what age can braces be worn?
Children as young as ten can wear braces. We’ll need to do checks to make sure braces are suitable for your child. This includes checking that their teeth or jaw is cause them serious dental issues to warrant braces and they are emotionally mature enough for braces, which is not an insignificant experience to endure.
People of all ages, young and old, are considering straightening their teeth. There are now a wide variety of orthodontic devices from which to choose that come in all shapes and sizes and include near-invisible options. Chat to our orthodontist about your needs and possible treatment options.
What is the best method of tooth restoration?
Dentures and bridges have been around a long time. However, dental implants typically provide the best results depending on the circumstances.
Implant surgery is a groundbreaking procedure that replaces the missing tooth or teeth by using an implant as the new tooth root and securing a crown or denture to it. The implant then functions much-like a natural root would.
What steps are usually taken in a dental emergency?
We check your mouth to assess the damage, followed by a series of X-rays. We numb your pain with topical anaesthetic and disinfect any affected areas.
We might have to perform an emergency root canal if the pulp of your tooth is infected. By removing the pulp, we can potentially save the tooth.
In more severe cases, if the tooth is beyond salvaging, we might be forced to extract your tooth.
Seeing the dentist in Mackay is recommended if you have any concerns, pain or issues with you your mouth.. Come and see us today if you are experiencing a dental issue, are due for your next check-up or want to enhance your appearance with straighter or whiter teeth.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.