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Start Your Journey Towards a Healthier Smile with General Dentistry

Most people only go to the dentist when they have a problem. However, dental visits should not be on a need-to-need basis only because, by the time patients realise that they have a problem, it might be too late already. Dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease can be prevented by seeing the dentist regularly for preventive care. 

General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the overall health of your teeth and gums. It includes routine procedures such as dental exams and cleanings to more complex procedures such as extractions and root canal therapy.

During a dental check-up, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of dental problems. If they detect a problem, they can manage it before it becomes severe. Regular check-ups can save you time and money and can keep you from experiencing pain down the road. 

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers gentle dentistry for the whole family. Our modern clinic provides a wide range of dental health services to address specific dental problems. We have a team of experienced and qualified dentists dedicated to providing quality patient care.

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Our General Dentistry Services

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Scale & Clean

A scale and clean is a preventative dental procedure involving the removal of plaque, tartar and stains from your teeth. During a scale and clean, our experienced dentists will use special instruments to scrape away the tartar from your teeth. They will also polish your pearly whites to remove any remaining plaque and make them look shiny and new.

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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that removes one or more teeth from the mouth due to decay, infection, or overcrowding. To provide a positive dental experience, we use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth and use gentle techniques to loosen the tooth and remove it from the socket.

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Root Canal Therapy

Do you have problems with your teeth due to an infection? Save your precious smile with root canal therapy. The goal of the procedure is to remove the diseased tissue from the inside of the tooth, clean and disinfect the area, and then fill it with dental-grade material to prevent further damage. Root canal therapy allows the preservation of teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

The wisdom teeth are the last ones to erupt in adults, and when there isn’t enough room to come out properly, it can lead to pain, infection, and other problems. Wisdom tooth removal is a dental procedure that includes numbing the area, making small incisions in the gum tissue, removing any bone blocking access to the teeth, and finally, extracting the wisdom teeth and closing the gums with stitches.

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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Treatment for gum disease may involve a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums or periodontal surgery, followed by regular visits to the dentist for continuous care. By getting dental treatment for gum disease as soon as possible, you can help preserve your oral health.

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Dental Fillings

The purpose of dental fillings is to remove the decayed parts of the teeth and restore their form and function. There are many different types of filling materials available, and your dentist will select the ideal one for you based on the location and severity of your cavity. Restore your smile with dental fillings today!

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Bruxism Treatment

Do you ever wake up with a dull, throbbing headache or notice that your jaw is sore? If so, you may be grinding your teeth at night—a condition known as bruxism. At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, we provide world-class treatment to help alleviate bruxism symptoms and protect your teeth from damage.

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Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are designed to fit your teeth precisely, providing optimal comfort and protection. Unlike over-the-counter options, which can be bulky and uncomfortable, our custom mouthguards are made to order and tailored to your needs; whether you're an athlete looking to prevent injury or you’re suffering from TMJ disorder, a custom mouthguard can provide the relief you need.

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Night Guards

Night grinding can cause headaches, TMJ disorders and long-term damage to the teeth. If you’re experiencing night grinding, our friendly team can create a custom-made night guard designed to fit your teeth that will help to keep your teeth from grinding against each other while improving the quality of your sleep.

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Give Dentalcare of Forrestfield A Call Today

At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, we believe that anyone should have access to quality dental care. That’s why we offer affordable, convenient services that makes it easy to get the care you need.

So if you’re looking for a dentist in Forrestfield, call us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get the care you deserve.

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Dentalcare of Forrestfield

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Experienced and Gentle Dentists and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic

Our dedicated team is highly experienced and uses the latest techniques to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We also have a brand new dental clinic equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment, and our team is updated with the latest techniques and methods. Consequently, you will be able to receive all your general dentistry services in one place without having to visit multiple dentists.

We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers

Need exceptional dental care but don’t have the cash on hand? No problem! We accept all major health fund providers and offer a variety of payment plan options to make it easy for you to get the high-quality treatment you need. Our compassionate team will work with you to design a treatment plan that meets your needs and fits within your budget.

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We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients

If you’re worried about your upcoming dental appointment, Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers sedation options for anxious patients. You can relax and feel at ease during your treatment. We want you to have a positive experience at our dental practice, so you can feel confident coming back for future appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

Most people know they should visit the dentist regularly to keep their teeth and gums healthy. However, many people don’t realise that general dentistry can provide other benefits. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should see your dentist regularly:

  • Provide opportunities to catch problems early.
    Many dental problems, such as gum disease and cavities, develop slowly. By visiting the dentist regularly, you can catch these problems early and prevent them from becoming more serious.

  • Keep your smile healthy.
    Your dentist can help you establish good oral hygiene habits that will keep your teeth and gums healthy for years. In addition, your dentist can detect potential problems and recommend treatment early on.

  • Helps save you money in the long run.
    If left untreated, many dental problems can become very costly to address later. By visiting the dentist regularly, you can avoid these costly treatments down the road.
  1. Maintaining a cavity-free mouth
    One of the ideal ways to avoid cavities and other oral health concerns is to keep regular dental appointments. Visiting your dentist every six months gives them a chance to remove plaque or tartar that has built up on your teeth. This helps reduce your risk of developing cavities and other diseases. Furthermore, the dentist can spot any potential problems early on and provide treatment before they worsen. 

  2. Keeping your gums healthy
    Plaque and bacteria can build up along the gum line, leading to inflammation and infection. If left untreated, periodontal disease can damage the gums, bones, and connective tissue that support the teeth. In severe cases, it can even lead to tooth loss. By removing plaque and tartar regularly, professional dentists can help prevent this serious condition from developing. In addition, they can also identify early signs of periodontal disease and provide prompt treatment to keep it from progressing.

  3. Preventing bad breath
    Unfortunately, many people only visit the dentist when there is a noticeable problem with their oral health. However, regular check-ups and cleaning visits are essential for preventing bad breath. The build-up of plaque and tartar on teeth can cause gum disease, leading to bad breath. In addition, food particles that become trapped between teeth can also cause this condition. General dentistry treatments can help remove plaque and tartar and identify and address any underlying oral health problems causing bad breath.

  4. It gives you a healthy smile
    Visiting a general dentist regularly can also improve a patient’s smile. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings decrease the risk of needing fillings, crowns, extraction or other treatment. If you have tooth decay, tooth fillings can be placed to restore your teeth. With general dentistry services, your teeth are preserved longer, and you can have your naturally-looking smile restored. 

Taking care of your teeth goes beyond brushing. Follow these steps to ensure the long-term preservation of your oral health. 

  • Brush regularly but not aggressively.
    Most people know that they should brush their teeth at least twice a day, but did you know that how you brush your teeth is just as important as how often you brush them? Brushing too hard can damage your tooth enamel and make your teeth more susceptible to cavities and other problems. Instead, focus on using gentle, circular motions to reach all the surfaces of your teeth. Be sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and replace it every three months or sooner if the bristles start to fray. By taking care of your teeth daily, you can help keep them healthy and prevent costly dental treatments in the future.

  • Floss once a day.
    Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your oral health. By flossing once a day, you can help remove plaque between your teeth and gums and prevent cavities and gum disease. In addition, regular flossing can also help freshen your breath. While brushing twice a day is also essential, flossing helps reach areas that toothbrushes cannot.

  • Use fluoride.
    Fluoride can help maintain good oral health. It is a mineral found in many kinds of toothpaste and mouth rinses. It helps strengthen developing teeth in children and prevents tooth decay in children and adults. Using fluoride regularly can help keep your teeth healthy and avoid cavities.

  • Limit sugary foods and starches.
    Sugary foods and starches are some of the worst offenders when it comes to cavities and gum disease. That’s because sugar is a food source for bacteria, and starch can turn into sugar in the mouth. So, cut back on sugary foods and starches if you want to take extra care of your teeth and gums. You’ll be doing your smile a favour!

  • Seeing the dentist regularly.
    Although you may brush and floss religiously, it’s important to remember that seeing the family dentist regularly is also key to maintaining good oral health. Even if you don’t have any pain or other symptoms, there could be underlying issues that only a professional could detect. And, of course, regular check-ups give your dentist a chance to remove plaque you may have missed while brushing or flossing and built-up tartar that could lead to more severe problems down the road.

  • Refrain from smoking.
    Good oral health requires more than just regular dental check-ups; it also requires good habits. One of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums is to refrain from smoking. Smoking not only stains teeth and causes bad breath, but it also increases your risk for gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss, and it is especially common in smokers.

  • Consider using mouthwash.
    Mouthwashes can help remove plaque and bacteria from teeth and gums, and some formulations can also help to reduce bad breath. In addition, mouthwashes can help soothe mouth sores and provide relief from dry mouth. When choosing a mouthwash, consider one that contains fluoride, as this will help protect against tooth decay. Many different types of mouthwashes are available, so be sure to choose one that meets your specific needs.

Our professional team recommends you visit your dentist at least twice a year for routine cleaning and check-ups. However, depending on your oral health status and your risk for dental diseases, you may need to visit your dentist more often. For instance, if you have gum disease, you may need to see your dentist every three months for scaling and root planing. 

In addition, if you have a history of cavities or other dental problems, you may need to see your dentist more often to help prevent future problems. You can help keep your natural teeth and gums healthy by seeing your dentist regularly and avoiding costly dental procedures.

It is important to develop a good dental routine to keep your mouth healthy and avoid problems like cavities and gum disease. Generally, you should brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash. You should also see a dentist every six months for a check-up and professional cleaning. During your appointment, the dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any problems and remove any plaque or tartar build-up. A good dental routine is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth and preserving health.

Dental x-rays are a standard and valuable diagnostic tool dentists use to examine your teeth and supporting structures. Dental x-rays can help detect problems not visible during a regular dental exam and are generally safe. However, they require exposure to very low levels of ionising radiation. 

The risk of potentially harmful effects from this exposure is very small, particularly when the necessary precautions are taken by adequately trained personnel. Then again, because even small risks may concern some patients, be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your dentist before having dental x-rays taken.

It’s important to remember that every fund and policy is different, so it’s better to check with your insurer before you book an appointment. That said, most health funds will generally cover a portion of the cost of standard dental procedures like check-ups, x-rays, teeth cleaning, and fillings. The gap is the portion of the bill you have to pay yourself, which can vary depending on the procedure, the dentist, and your level of coverage.

So, while your health insurance can help reduce the cost of dental care, it’s essential to be aware that you’ll probably have to pay a portion out of pocket.