As a general family dentistry practice, at Caboolture Dental Group we offer a wide range of dental services for the whole family.
The best way to make sure that you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible is to practice good dental hygiene on an ongoing basis.
To help you to maintain your teeth in top condition - and to help our younger patients understand how they can do this too - we offer regular examinations and check-ups and are able to scale and clean your teeth.
Our oral hygienist is also on hand in the practice to help with oral hygiene advice (including dietary advice) and explain the best way of maintaining your natural teeth and/or how to look after any dental work (such as crowns, implants and dentures) you have had done.
Of course at the practice we offer all types of general dental treatments our patients require from time to time, such as...
Fillings - Restorations
Fillings are required more frequently on back teeth (molars) than on front teeth, since rates of decay are higher in molar teeth. Regular dental examinations and maintaining to a healthy diet (i.e. avoiding or minimising food and drinks containing high levels of sugar) will minimise the need for fillings generally.
A preventative alternative to fillings in molar teeth is dental sealant. The sealant is applied in the grooves of the surface of the molar, which is where dental decay generally starts and which regular tooth brushing can sometimes miss. Fissure sealants are normally applied once the adult teeth have appeared, which starts from appoximately 6 years of age. The application process involves a thorough cleaning and drying of the teeth, then an application of the sealant in liquid form which is set by using a light. The resulting tooth surface is easier to clean with regular brushing.
Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth or teeth either where the tooth cannot be saved (due to decay or damage to the tooth) or in some cases to prevent tooth crowding (see Oral Surgery section). At Caboolture Dental Group we can perform tooth extractions either under local anaesthetic, gas inhalation sedation (happy gas) or (general anaesthetic). Learn more about General Anaesthetics and Sedation.
Mouthguards for sports
Many of our patients also participate in active contact sports, and we highly recommend the use of a mouthguard to protect the teeth and prevent injury to oneself and others. Caboolture Dental Group can construct mouthguards to fit your mouth and teeth, and these can be customised in several colour choices and combinations.
Please phone at 7.30am- Mon-Sat to secure one of our daily Emergency appointments.