How often should I visit the dentist in Mackay?
By visiting your dentist in Mackay on a regular basis, you can reduce the likelihood of needing major treatment or surgery. This is because regular visits allow us to identify issues and quickly diagnose and treat them.
We recommend that you visit a dentist and a hygienist once every six months in order to keep your mouth clear of excess plaque, to avoid any buildup of tartar and to ensure that you have great oral health.
There are of course some instances where it may be necessary to visit us here at Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay more often, especially if you are having ongoing treatment such as braces or have had a tooth removed.
What if I am afraid of the dentist?
It is actually quite common for people to have some degree of fear when visiting the dentist. It may be an element of fear of the unknown. There are also common aversions to the sounds and smells that result in people avoiding regular check ups. This can lead to some serious consequences.
If you are a little hesitant to come and see your dentist in Mackay, we strongly urge you to contact us so that we can give you information and advice on how to tackle your fears or anxieties.
If you need to have a procedure done, we have several sedation options that will allow you to relax throughout your appointment.
We are aware that the practice environment has a lot to do with calming a person’s nerves. That is why we have ensured that our dental practice is modern, welcoming and a relaxing place to be. We are committed to providing you with a comfortable experience so that you can achieve the smile that you want.
What about children’s dentistry?
By starting with positive experiences early on, children have a higher chance of keeping those good habits throughout their lives. Our children’s dentistry is informative, fun and we make our practice a relaxing place to be. Many lifelong fears are born from negative experiences early in life, so in order to obtain long term good oral health, we have to start in a positive and exciting manner.
It’s recommended that you bring your child in to see us after their first few teeth have erupted. This is mainly to meet and discuss with you what you can do in order to establish a good oral health routine for your child and for them to slowly adjust to meeting their friendly oral health care professional.
As your child grows and develops, it is important to monitor all aspects of their oral health to ensure that they are given the best chance for a lifelong healthy mouth. All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.