General Family Dentistry

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At The Bondi Dentists, we focus on prevention, maintenance and fixing the small things before they become big
things. As your family dentists, we welcome children of all ages to our practice and our experienced staff are trained to keep everyone’s smile healthy and happy! ”

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS AND CLEANING

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-
up intervals, your dentist and hygienist will give you a comprehensive examination (including diagnostic
x-rays, if required) to help in the early detection of decay or any other problems. We will also check
your gums for any signs of periodontal disease, check your teeth for decay and also check your existing
restorations such as fillings, crowns etc. If it’s been a while since you had a check-up, contact our friendly
team to arrange a consultation.

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

We do everything we can to help your teeth last as long as possible, hopefully for a lifetime. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible and sometimes we will need to remove a tooth that has been too badly damaged to restore. We will only make the decision to recommend a tooth extraction after conducting diagnostic tests to confirm this is the only viable option. Consultation with our patients is paramount to discuss options for tooth extraction and replacement as even a single missing tooth can have a negative affect on your dental health.

FILLINGS

Composite or white fillings are used to repair teeth that are suffering from decay, cracks, fractures or defective older fillings. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.

GUM TREATMENTS

The word “Periodontal” means around the teeth. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and bone that support your teeth. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate your stage of periodontal disease, present you with all the necessary information and recommend the appropriate treatment dependent upon the type and severity of the disease that may be affecting you.

DENTAL HYGIENE

Helping you with your oral hygiene is one of the most important aspects of our practice. We are proud to offer dental hygienist services at our office. Our hygienist Nikolaos Karadoukas is a highly trained and experienced part of our team who provides comprehensive treatment that is vital for the dental health of the whole family.

Hygiene Services

The mouth is widely considered to be a portal of entry for foreign organisms such as disease causing bacteria, viruses and fungi. Modern medicine has proven that the mouth is the most contaminated part of the body, harbouring over 600 different types of bacteria.

Our practice gives a great deal of focus on oral hygiene, focusing on prevention and maintenance of our teeth and gums. The care we provide comes with considerable experience and proven techniques: we strive to keep your smile healthy and happy which contributes to your general health and well being.

Management of Tooth Decay and Wear

Destruction of a tooth can happen through a few different ways, although primarily this is from bacteria burrowing in, causing holes on our teeth (tooth decay). In addition, there is also wearing down of teeth caused by the following:

Grinding teeth against teeth, both in normal chewing and night time teeth grinding while asleep.
Abrasion from vigorous tooth brushing and harsh toothpastes
Acid erosion from acids in food and drinks such as wine, fruit and fruit juices as well as sports drinks.

These are the usual causes of damage to our teeth and it is important to have a dental team that has the knowledge and experience to provide early detection, effective treatment and most importantly adequate prevention of decay and wear.

Management of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is the most common disease in humans, affecting about 97% of people at some point in their lives, with the level of disease varying from person to person. Healthy gums and supporting bone are the foundations that support our teeth, so it is just as important to maintain these parts of our mouth and jaws.

With severe gum disease, bacteria are the major cause of bone destruction which eventually results in teeth falling out. At our practice, we believe that patients should be informed of their gum and bone health status so that they can get the appropriate treatment if it is needed. This is why a full gum and bone assessment is a crucial part of examining our patient’s state of dental health.

We strongly support our patients in therapeutic treatments such as non surgical gum therapy. This means cleaning the teeth above and below the gums. In addition to this, prevention of further gum disease is highlighted and we encourage our patients to take charge of their dental health by providing home care instructions and techniques.

Recent research has shown that gum disease is now very much linked with increase risk of multiple diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and child bearing complications. For this reason, it is critical that gum and bone health is made a priority for everyone.

Dietary advice and Saliva Testing

Two of the main factors that can strongly influence the health of our teeth and gums are our diet and the saliva present in our mouths.

Diet plays a significant role in the overall state of health and disease in our body, which includes our teeth and gums. Different food and drinks, as well as medications, can directly and indirectly affect the structures of the mouth. Factors that influence this relationship includes What we eat, the time of the day we eat it, how we eat certain food and drinks as well as the frequency of consumption and the specific components of these food and drinks.

Saliva’s vital role involves the functions of lubrication of the mouth, buffering against acids and transporting minerals to our teeth and gums. As such, it is an important part of protecting our teeth against dental disease. A dental hygienist is trained to counsel patients about teeth and gum disease, including their level of risk. This includes the use of a saliva test, which helps to provide us with information to give our patients the appropriate guidance for the care and maintenance of their teeth and gums, now and into the future.

EXPERT ADVICE AND PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

We strongly believe that one of the most important areas of our practice is to work with you to develop a preventive care programme that can easily be incorporated into your daily “at home” oral care routine. The main purpose of preventive dental care is to prevent potential oral health problems in their early stage and intervene before more severe problems develop.

 

 

Your oral health is our number one priority.