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Generally, the consensus amongst dentists is that a reasonable period for routine dental examination and maintenance is 6 months.

The idea of regular check ups is to identify any dental diseases before they require significant treatment. Prevention is much, much better than cure!

It is also now recognised that oral health can have an influence on general health.

In pregnancy, because of changes in hormone levels, there is increased blood flow to the periodontal tissues(gums). This can result in an increase in inflammation of periodontal tissues in some circumstances. It is therefore good practice to pay particular attention to oral hygiene in pregnancy, including visiting your dentist for dental examination and routine cleaning. Ideally, surgical or major dental treatments should be carried out before conception or after the first trimester (12 weeks).

It is common for third molar teeth to either partially erupt or erupt in a way that is not ideal. This may be related to the fact that there is not enough room for them to erupt properly or that they are misaligned. People often have pain with these teeth as they become difficult to clean, resulting in food packing, tooth decay or gum disease.

However, not all people have wisdom teeth, and for those who do, not everybody requires their wisdom teeth to be removed. It is best to have these teeth examined for early detection and management.

There is significant research being undertaken which suggests that there is a link between periodontal disease (gum disease) and heart disease. It is proposed that local periodontal inflammation can result in a wider immune response in the body which leads to a response in the lining of arteries facilitating atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Tooth whitening procedures can be conducted through various methods, it is important to talk to your dentist about which method would be right for you. We recommend for most patients that whitening their teeth in the comfort of their own home is the most cost-effective and efficient way. Underwood Dental Care also offers an in-chair teeth whitening system, which produces a more instant result, with your teeth being whitened by 6-12 shades in just 45 minutes.

Veneers can ultimately create a more uniform smile with very minimal tooth preparation. A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain placed over natural teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.  Porcelain is translucent, so the appearance is extremely life-like, resulting in a veneer that will look and feel like your natural tooth.

here are many different implant systems available and when used in the correct application they can all deliver a highly reliable form of treatment. A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural tooth root and is commonly a modified cylinder shape.

At Underwood Dental Care we are devoted to caring for your child’s dental well being. We strive to make your child’s visit to the dentist enjoyable, friendly, playful and pain-free, as well as developing a trusting relationship where they can feel comfortable and understand the procedures, without feeling anxious.

Our practice provides superior and expert treatment for urgent root canal therapy. Visitors to Underwood Dental Care will know that it is a simple and usually painless procedure. Root canal therapy usually takes 2-3 appointments, with the ultimate aim of saving your tooth from extraction.

Full dentures can be made to replace the upper teeth, lower teeth or both upper and lower teeth. A qualified dentist will always fit the immediate denture if it is required, and a full denture can be immediate. The denture is constructed before the teeth are removed, the teeth are removed and the denture is immediately placed in the mouth. The advantage is that a person is never without teeth during the healing period.

Partial dentures may replace one or more teeth, to give you a full set of teeth again in order to aid in eating, talking, and preventing complications from remaining teeth. Artificial denture teeth are designed to have the look and feel of natural teeth. Each tooth can be positioned individually and naturally to give a denture more a more realistic appearance.

At Underwood Dental Care we want to ensure the best dental care is made affordable for all our patients, and believe that our clients should have access to a dentist with payment plans. We understand that some treatments are manageable with a dentist payment plan, and can arrange for dental payments to be made in instalments, rather than an upfront and full payment. We also offer alternative payment methods such as Afterpay, humm, zip money and GE CareCredit.

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