Preventative dentistry

Here at Meadowbank Family Dental, we use the latest technology to ensure maximum results, such as our 3D X-ray for the most precise treatment planning. Our dental chair all come equipped with intra-oral cameras to allow us to show you all the work we have done during your procedure so you can see your before and after or your progress pictures.

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Prevention is better than a cure

Preventive dentistry is the term given to reducing the amount of dental treatments required, by scheduling regular checkups and treating dental issues before they can become problems.

The two major causes of tooth loss are dental decay and gum disease, regular check-ups are important to diagnose and treat issues early before they progress and require more invasive treatment.

At your initial appointment with us, we will assess your entire oral health which including an oral cancer screening, gum health, TMJ, and of course your teeth.

We always conduct a set of x-rays at your first appointment to check if there is any underlying decay present, assess tooth and bone structure, along with existing restorations such as fillings.

Dental Tips

Here are some tips to maintain your oral health:

  • Brush twice daily, morning and night with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily, floss reaches the surface in between the teeth that the toothbrush cannot. Without flossing you are missing about 40% of the tooth surface
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day especially after eating to help wash away any residue on the teeth
  • Avoid or limit consuming high sugar foods/drinks

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) and Occlusal splint

Nocturnal bruxism (night teeth grinding), clenching your teeth is a common dental problems during sleep.

The symptoms of nocturnal bruxism are including frequent headaches, earaches, pain in and around jaw (TMJ), facial pain, and tooth pain. At Meadowbank Family Dental, Dr. Park offer most advanced custom fitted mouth guard, ASTRON Occlusal Splint, to reduce your pain and to prevent possible complication with jaw joint. These are the common symptoms of nocturnal bruxism:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Earaches
  • Temporal Mendibular Joint (TMJ) pain
  • Facial pain
  • Tooth pain
  • Crack tooth
  • Fractured enamel
  • Extreme Sensitivity

If you or your family are suffering from nocturnal bruxism, please call now to schedule a consultation with Dr Park. Our dentist in Meadowbank is open for business Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Call today to book your first appointment or to schedule a routine check-up with our dentist.

Mouthguards

A sport injury can result in a loss of one or more teeth, broken or chipped teeth, jaw fracture or injuries to the soft tissue of the mouth.

According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA) stated about one-third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related. Sports Medicine Association Australia advocates that 50% of children experience some form of dental injury. This is the reason why mouthguards are an essential item if you play any contact sports. All mouthguard is a thick, sponge shield custom made that fits over your teeth and jaw bone.

Make sure your mouthguard is in good condition and not damaged. Mouthguards must be inspected by a dentist and replaced if required. For children, their mouthguard needs to be replaced every 12-18 months due to the children’s growth and eruption of new teeth.

If you or your family are due for a general check-up or want any other preventative dental work, please call now to schedule a consultation with Dr Park. Our practice in Meadowbank is open for business Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Call today to book your first appointment or to schedule a routine check-up with our dentist.

If you have questions before your visit please contact us on 02 8057 1086or using the form below