Visiting the dentist for many has been about emergency care or in response to pain. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that ‘70,200 hospitalisations for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment’, so why is it we leave our dental wellbeing more in the hands of fate than our local dentist in Erskineville?
According to research by the AIHW, part of this picture is cost, part is dental phobia and part is lack of education. We’d like to address this head on and give you a little overview of what we can offer you and therefore, dispel some of the reasons you may not be visiting us.
Education, prevention and avoiding expensive treatments
At the Healthy Smile Centre, as your dentist in Erskineville, we take preventive dentistry seriously. The starting block for prevention is education, for all our patients including young children. We hold a number of seminars and programs to meet this aim, so you can find out more and educate yourself on all things to do with dental health.
We’d also then recommend coming to see us regularly as we may have more to offer you than you think. During your ‘5 stage hygiene clean’ we provide a deep clean that removes build-up of plaque and tartar. This includes deep cleaning around your gums and tiny crevices between teeth. It also includes a full assessment of your oral health, ensuring we spot any issues before they can become dental problems. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss and also has links to lung and heart problems, so looking after them with hygiene appointments, in the long run saves you money, time and more importantly trips to A&E.
As your dentist in Erskineville, in addition to hygiene appointments and traditional dental treatment, we also look after sensitive teeth, offer snoring and sleep apnoea treatment, provide support for oral hygiene during pregnancy, support for smoking cessation and a range of cosmetic services. In short, we offer value for money and patient choice, whilst offering comprehensive treatment and education for all our community.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.