It is very important to visit a dentist in Mackay in order to keep the gums and teeth healthy in order to benefit from them for life. At Walkerston Dental in Walkerston, patients can benefit from a host of dental care services that will leave a patient grinning from ear to ear.

64% of Australians over the age of 5 have visited a dentist in the past year. Being more than half of the surveyed population is great, but there is still a huge gap where people are not taking their oral health as seriously as they should.

Dentists aim to educate and inform their patients so that they can make the right decisions for themselves and their overall wellbeing. With the use of visual aids and each treatment option being presented with all the associated risks and benefits involved, patients are more receptive to dental care and on improving their own at-home treatment.

What kind of available care is present at a modern day dental clinic?

A dentist can provide a patient with a standard of care that is much higher than what a patient can do for themselves at home. Due to the many years of training combined with new available technology and knowledge, dentists are able to find impending issues with someone’s teeth before they can notice anything themselves.

This allows care to be administered at a minimum degree for maximum effectiveness. Left alone for too long and a patient will experience pain, discolouration or swelling and redness in the gums and a more serious problem may have to be dealt with.

What can a dentist do to restore the appearance and health of a patient’s teeth?

Dentist checking the color of the teeth

If any tooth damage has occured, a dentist is able to provide a variety of repairs that can restore the tooth to its former glory for an extended period.

Procedures such as crowns are expected to last for several years without any concerns, but it is not uncommon to need to have it edone after a decade or so due to a patient biting something hard or knocking their tooth unexpectedly.

This procedures improve the appearance of teeth quickly, as does teeth whitening, giving a patient confidence to share their smile more with the world.

Cosmetic dentistry involves many relatively simple techniques such as veneers, which can cover chipped, stained or slightly misaligned teeth in order to provide patients with a picture perfect smile that they have always dreamed of having.

Many people have healthy teeth, but are perhaps slightly misaligned, cramped or they have an abnormal bite. There are many options these days that allow patients to realign their teeth without needing traditional braces. Removable and clear teeth alignment devices, the use of low visibility materials or braces that are positioned behind teeth are common practises now that fit in with the individual’s lifestyle.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.