At our Dental Clinic in Deakin, patients of our practice are encouraged to see Charlie, our Oral Health Therapist at regular intervals recommended by their dentist. Charlie is highly trained to identify periodontal conditions and treat them accordingly. She works to support the treatment provided by Dr Thomas and Dr Sharon and is a valued member of the dental team.
The quote 'Prevention is better than cure is true when addressed to preventative dental care. It is crucial to your general health and well-being that you take fundamental steps to avoid the occurrence of major dental issues.
Not only do you save on dental treatments and related costs in the long run, getting ahead of any dental issues before they become severe can save you a lot of excessive hassles and anxiety. It also helps you to avert surgery.
At Dental Vitality, we take an ardent means to address all potential issues at the root before they have an opportunity to expand into severe conditions.
The majority of our patients require regular hygiene treatments to remove accumulated plaque and calculus. During this appointment, Charlie will check your gum attachment and measure the depth of any identified pocketing. She will also recommend improvements to your home care if needed. Combined with sophisticated software, Charlie is able to track and monitor your gums and bone health. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is a progressive and destructive inflammatory disease resulting in bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
Our practice strives to help you avoid this condition or if already established, slow its progress. Research continues to show strong links between poor oral health and systemic disease including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, burning mouth syndrome, anxiety, depression, and peripheral neuropathy. Patients who have diabetes, epilepsy, cognitive issues, or dexterity restrictions often require special care.
Dentistry for Children and Teenagers
We are very grateful for the gentle care of our Oral Health Therapist, Charlton Asher. Charlie is trained to provide conservative dental treatment to young children and teenagers in a calm environment. As a family practice, we encourage a child’s first visit by the age of 2 years mainly for familiarisation and parent education.