THE BASSENDEAN COMMUNITY’S FAMILY DENTIST
As family dentists, we provide dental care services to people of all age groups.
Our dentists do not only serve families with children, and our patients do not actually need to have children to see us.
Common procedures of a family dentist include: checking gum health, minimizing plaque build-up around the teeth, filling cavities, and stopping tooth decay.
MORE ABOUT US AS FAMILY DENTISTS
As a preventative field, family dentistry provides services mostly related to oral hygiene, preventing dental problems from occurring, and catching oral problems in the beginning stages before they transform into a more serious issue.
Many professionals, such as the Australian Dental Association (ADA), advise that you schedule a dental check-up with your family dentist twice per year.
One of the benefits of seeing a family dentist regularly, (the recommended twice per year) is dental problems are often caught before the patient experiences symptoms. This can save you pain and prevent more costly treatments. You will also stay up-to-date with the best tips for taking care of your teeth and gums.
Family dentists sometimes conduct an Xray to check for cavities, jaw problems, and other tooth health issues. If a cavity is found, your family dentist may give you a dental filling to prevent it from escalating into a more serious problem. When a cavity gets worse, you could end up needing more complicated procedures like root canals, dental implants, and crowns. If a dental X-ray is needed, dentists minimize radiation exposure for children through lead aprons and high-speed film.