Tamworth Dental Care
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventive Dentistry

How can we help you?

We believe that patients who are educated about their oral health are better equipped to make good decisions about their teeth and gums. Our dental team is always happy to spend as much time as needed during scheduled bookings to answer your questions. Before you come in, please take a look at some of our most commonly answered questions, listed below.

Preventive Dentistry

We recommend visiting the dentist twice each year for routine check-ups and cleans. Because preventive care is so crucial to your oral health, seeing us every six months means our dentists can detect small issues with your teeth and gums before they become big problems. When we spot dental issues earlier rather than later, treatment is almost always less invasive.

Putting off routine dental examinations is often the cause of an emergency visit to our Tamworth, NSW dental clinic. For example, without a dentist checking the health of your teeth and gums, a small cavity that can easily be resolved with a filling might get so large that bacteria gets into the root of your tooth. What could have been a routine filling now becomes a painful toothache that needs a root canal.

Our dental surgery is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and we are open through the lunch hour.

We accept all major health funds, as well as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) government schema. When paying your portion for treatment, we accept a variety of different types of payments, including

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • HICAPS
  • Debit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash

If you take good care of your oral health at home with regular brushing and flossing, you might wonder why regularly scheduled bookings at the dentist are necessary. That fact is that in dentistry, prevention is key—and provides the best way to ensure that teeth and gums stay healthy. When routine visits to the dental clinic are skipped, this gives problems time to develop—and to worsen.

Routine dental care at our Tamworth, NSW dental surgery can also save you time and money in the long run. An hour or so in the dental chair twice a year for a relatively quick check-up and clean can mean huge savings over discovering that you need treatment for a root canal infection.

Your dentist will also screen for oral cancer when you come in for routine check-ups, which is another essential part of caring for your oral health. No other medical professional routinely looks into your mouth the way your dentist does. This can mean a big difference in the outcome of an oral cancer diagnosis.

Don’t put off routine visits to the dentist as part of your preventive care programme. Keep teeth and gums healthy by visiting your Tamworth, NSW general dentist twice each year.

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