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If you need a dentist and you or your family live in the Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay or Balgowlah area's of Sydney, please contact us immediately for an appointment. Ph: 02 9969 8447 - Our address is here.
General dentistry may be defined as the type of dentistry that you may have done by a general practicing dentist for things such as regular check-up tooth and gum examinations including any required x-rays (only when needed), cleaning, polishing and scaling teeth, fluoride treatment and the variety of fillings that are done to restore teeth to working order.
Denture maintenance, relines and replacement are also part of what a general practitioner does.
:: Dental fillings can be made of the following materials ::
Amalgam – a silver coloured material commonly used to restore holes between back teeth.
Composite or plastic tooth coloured filling material most suitable for front teeth.
Glass ionomer cement fillings most suitable for restoring receding gum lines of teeth which has made the teeth sensitive. Often the choice in restoring holes in children’s teeth.
Cleaning teeth involves removing stains and soft and hard plaque from both above and below the teeth and gums, Other names for hard plaque is calculus and tartar. The dental term for cleaning away the plaque both soft and hard is called a scale or propylaxis & this should be done at least every six months.
If you are a smoker or drink a lot of coffee or red wine to keep the teeth looking good, a 3 monthly scale is more suitable for you. The person suffering from gum or periodontal disease will often opt for the 3 monthly visit option in order to keep their calculus levels under control.
Every 6 Months
A general examination and check-up is recommended to be done every six months.
Radiographs or x-rays are necessary to properly diagnose if there are any holes between the back teeth. Two small x-rays may need to be taken every 12 months to 36 months depending upon the decay rate of the individual patient.
Dentures should be relined at least every 18 months to 3 years, and replaced around every 7 years as necessary. Any ill-fitting dentures probably needs a reline to better fit the changing conditions in the mouth.
If any of the above conditions apply to you or your family and you live in the Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay or Balgowlah area's of Sydney, please contact us immediately.