Being ‘holistic’ is a buzzword of the modern age and most people are aware of it, especially in connection to alternative therapies. What you may not realise is that as your dentist in Erskineville, we actively engage in holistic approaches to dental and oral health every day. This is because your teeth and gums are not separate from your body, they are an integral part of its health, and when your gums and teeth are in trouble, they will affect the rest of your body.
If you have gum disease there are links to diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart and lung disease and even some cancers. Gum disease starts simply from a build-up of plaque, the sticky substance that is secreted by bacteria in your mouth. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar and starts to irritate the gums, quickly leading to infections, but this can be prevented by visiting us regularly at the Healthy Smile Centre.
Oral assessment with Dr Simon Lee
Our principal dentist in Erskineville, Dr Simon Lee, offers a comprehensive dental hygiene assessment. During your check-up, you will be assessed for early signs of decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Each tooth will be carefully assessed and if any issues arise, a treatment plan will be considered. Our approach is always holistic, so we will consider the whole patient and not just ‘drill and fill’ options.
Hygiene with Vano Riveindiran
Vano is our hygienist and will deep clean your teeth, taking particular care of all the tiny crevices between teeth and under the gum line. She can also offer fissure sealants and fluoride treatments for our younger patients, including providing comprehensive education sessions on how to clean and floss teeth effectively.
The whole smile with your dentist in Erskineville
Once prevention is taken care of and we have your oral hygiene at its optimum, you may then want to look at ways to change your smile. Oral health doesn’t necessarily mean a satisfactory smile, so if you have misaligned or missing teeth, stained or chipped teeth or the shape of your teeth and gums is not as you would wish, we can offer you cosmetic treatments to correct your dental issues.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.