Family Dentistry Cairns
Our Family Dentistry Services
Our practice offers a range of family dentistry services designed to meet the oral health needs of patients of all ages. Our Cairns dentists provide care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Our goal is to help our patients maintain healthy smiles for life.
We understand that every patient is unique, and we strive to tailor our services to meet each person’s individual needs. Whether you are seeking regular check-ups for you and your family or more complex dental work, we can help. Our team is committed to providing personalised care and building long-term relationships with our patients.
At Perfect Teeth, we believe that establishing good oral hygiene habits at a young age is crucial for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. That’s why we offer a range of children’s dentistry services designed to meet the unique needs of young patients. Perfect Teeth Cairns provides services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule for those eligible for the program.
Our team strives to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for children of all ages. We understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for some kids, so we take extra care to create a welcoming and child-friendly environment.
Common Children’s Dental Problems
There are several dental problems that can affect children. Some of the most common issues include:
Tooth decay: This occurs when bacteria in the mouth produce acid that damages the teeth. It is the most common chronic disease in children and can lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss if left untreated.
Cavities: Tooth decay causes cavities, which are areas of damage on the surface of the teeth. Cavities can be painful and may require treatment such as fillings or more extensive treatment.
Thumb sucking: While this is a common habit in young children, prolonged thumb sucking can lead to problems with the alignment of the teeth and jaw.
Mouth injuries: Children are prone to accidents. Injuries to the mouth, teeth and gums can occur while playing or participating in sports, or just in the everyday life of an active child.
By bringing your child in for regular check-ups and teaching them good oral hygiene habits, you can help prevent or address these common dental problems. It is important to seek treatment for any dental issues as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
As we age, our teeth and gums can become more susceptible to problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and oral infections. In addition, age-related changes in the mouth, such as dry mouth and changes in the jawbone, can also affect oral health.
We offer senior dentistry services designed to address the unique needs of older patients. Our team is committed to providing quality care in a calming and comfortable environment.
Common Senior Dental Problems
There are several dental problems that commonly affect seniors, including:
Dry mouth: As we age, our bodies produce less saliva, which can lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay and make it more difficult to eat and speak.
Tooth decay: This is a common problem in seniors, especially for those with dry mouth or who are taking medications that can cause dry mouth.
Gum disease: Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is an infection of the gums that can cause tooth loss and other serious problems if left untreated.
Changes in the jawbone: As we age, the jawbone may shrink, which can cause the teeth to shift or become loose.
By seeking regular dental care and practicing good oral hygiene, seniors can help prevent or address these common dental problems. If you’re experiencing any dental issues, seek treatment as soon as possible to reduce the risk of further complications.