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Applecross Dentist Post: Smile with confidence with Image Dental

Our goal is to help you keep your natural teeth for life?

At Image Dental in Applecross, we believe that prevention is always better than a cure, which is why we focus on helping our patients achieve beautifully healthy mouths before invasive dental surgery is required.

Our Image Dental Formula ensures that issues found in your teeth are addressed before they become major issues! Our goal is that by the age of 77, 99% of our patients should have at least 22 natural teeth ? this is our primary focus and we are completely dedicated to achieving this for all of our patients.

How we help you keep your teeth?

We strongly believe in prevention over a cure, and this is how we are able to help the majority of our patients maintain strong and healthy teeth for life. We believe in practicing minimally invasive dental care and also minimising the potential of invasive surgeries by addressing any oral issues quickly and promptly.

Preventing gum disease?

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Australia, so it is imperative we tackle any issues found within the gums to help you keep your natural teeth for life. Gum disease is caused by an accumulation of harmful bacteria within the mouth and if left uncleaned, can grow to become tartar which can only be removed through a professional clean. At Image Dental, we understand the threats that gum disease can pose to your health, and urge you to book an appointment at our Applecross dental practice if you experience:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum withdrawal
  • Sore, swollen or inflamed gums
  • Loose teeth

The best method to keeping gum disease at bay is to maintain a high quality oral health routine that includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once a day. Failing to do this could result in tooth and bone loss due to gum disease, and possibly further issues in the body such as stroke, Alzheimer?s and diabetes.

Retaining the integrity of your smile with root canal treatment?

It is a common myth that root canal treatment is very painful ? however it should actually cause no more discomfort than that of a regular filling! Root canal treatment is a vital treatment that can help us save the integrity of your smile without the need for extraction. This method helps us replace the infected tooth pulp, and remove any bacteria that have manifested within the tooth so your smile can be saved.

Book an appointment at our Applecross dental practice if you experience:

  • You experience facial swelling
  • You experience spontaneous dental pain
  • Your teeth are overly sensitive to temperature
  • It hurts to bite or chew
  • You notice a tooth is starting to loosen
  • Your gums appear to swell or there is pus around the affected tooth

As these are all major warning signs that suggest you may be in need of root canal treatment.

Preventive care: Orthodontics?

Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which means your risk of tooth decay or periodontal disease will be significantly lowered if you have straight teeth. We use orthodontic treatment to help adjust crooked teeth, align misaligned upper and lower jaws, and treat uneven bites.

At Image Dental we really do all that we can to ensure you are able to keep your natural smile for life. Even with advancements in dentistry that allow us to replace your teeth with fully functional and permanent substitutes such as dental implants, nothing can ever compare to the look and feel of your natural teeth. We understand this, and strive to make sure the health and integrity of your smile are not compromised.

To discover more about preventive dentistry or to book an appointment at our Applecross dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.