At St George’s Dental we offer a complete range of general dentistry services to keep you and your family smiling.
Looking after your dental health is important – we recommend professional check ups every six months to address any issues before they become serious.
General dental services include:
- Preventative Dental Care
- Scale, Clean & Polish
- Dental X-Rays
- Dental Restorations (fillings)
- Dental Sealants
- Gum Care
General Dental Services
Preventative Dental Care
Keeping the mouth, teeth and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease is key to good oral health.
Routine check-ups are the most effective way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and to reduce the risk of dental emergencies and more complex treatment in the future.
A check-up involves a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. X-rays are taken while the patient is in the chair if required.
Check-ups are recommended once every six months with your dentist or hygienist which when supported by a good at-home routine, will help to keep your mouth healthy.
Nowadays, a regular examination uses both modern technology and the dentist’s up to date knowledge and skills, all in a virtually pain free environment.
Scale, clean & polish
There’s a lot to like about a scale and clean – that feeling of invigoration, fresher breath and the removal of staining and calculus.
Any build-up of calculus, or plaque, can cause health problems if not removed. Bacteria living in the plaque release acids that can weaken tooth enamel and increase the risk of tooth decay.
Routine professional cleaning, in conjunction with a full check-up, is the solution to maintain the health of your teeth and gums and this avoids dental emergencies. This treatment is always more effective when not left too long; every six months tends to be ideal.
Teeth are cleaned above and below the gumlines to eliminate tartar, stains and plaque build-up and finished off with a polish and fluoride treatment for shiny, healthy and strong teeth.
Now a day with our modern technology a dental clean is a pain free treatment. We ask you to allow about an hour for your next scale and clean appointment.
Dental x-rays may be required during your oral exam, as they give the dentist a view of your jaw alignment, any decay between the teeth as well as identifying any impacted teeth, abscesses or cysts.
Most of our x-rays are done on site once every six months if required.
Dental Restorations (fillings)
Fillings are one of the most common dental treatments, they provide a way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by dental decay and stop anymore bacteria from entering the tooth.
Once a decay starts it will continue to damage the tooth, becoming more painful until treated by the dentist.
Restorations ( fillings) are a natural looking solution made of resin, which is soft and malleable, so it can be shaped to fit the cavity.
Restorations also offer patients numerous benefits, including:
- Cosmetics-composite comes in various colours and can be matched to individual tooth shade.
- Minimally invasive- only the diseased or affected area of the tooth needs to be treated.
- Time saving-can be placed in one appointment.
Caring for fillings requires you to maintain your dental care routine, both with regular dental appointments and brushing and flossing every day.
Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from decay.
A sealant is a protective coating, professionally applied to form a hard shield that keeps food & bacteria sticking into the deep grooves or fissures of the back teeth (molars), where tooth decay often starts.
Dental sealants assist in preventing the build up of plaque acids on the enamel of the teeth and are of value in the prevention of tooth decay.
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. The major cause of gum disease is dental plaque. It can accumulate both above and below the gum line and hardens into a rough, porous substance know as calculus or tartar. Visit our dental hygienist at St George’s dental to prevent gum disease, bone loss, mobility of the teeth and bad breath.
About St George’s Dental
The dentists at St George’s Dental pride themselves in the highest level of patient care.
Our patients come from all around the local area for their dental treatments. If you live in the following areas – we would love to become your dentist.
Lower Plenty | Greensborough | Bellfield | Bundoora | Briar Hill | Eaglemont | Eltham North | Heidelberg | Heidelberg Heights | Heidelberg West | Ivanhoe | Ivanhoe East | Macleod | Montmorency | Rosanna | Viewbank | St Helena | Watsonia | Watsonia North | Yallambie