At Townsend Family Dental, we believe that six-monthly visits to your dentist ensure problems are dealt with at an early stage. Children from the age of five should be placed on a regular preventive care program to maintain their oral hygiene for life. We recommend all our patients visit our hygienist every six months.
Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored.
In case of emergency, please call our practice on 0754498619 so we can further assist you or if your condition requires urgent medical attention, please visit your local hospital’s emergency department.
A permanent adult tooth that is knocked out can sometimes be put back in place by bringing it to your dentist as soon as possible. Hold the tooth only by the crown (chewing edge). Apply a cold compress to the mouth and gums to ease pain and apply direct pressure using gauze to control bleeding.
Tooth decay occurs when a sticky acidic film called plaque builds up on your teeth and begins break down the surface. The most common causes of tooth decay are poor diet (too many foods high in sugar and other carbohydrates), smoking and alcohol, certain medications, poor oral hygiene and not visiting a dentist regularly, a dry mouth with not enough saliva, and not getting enough fluoride. Would it be worth having a fact sheet on good oral hygiene?
A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. Porcelain veneers are used to cover chips, breaks, stains and gaps on your teeth and can be used on both top and bottom teeth. A crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover it and restore its shape, size and strength.
At Townsend Family Dental we are able to discuss improving your smile with dental veneers or a combination of implants, crowns and veneers and complement this with a whitening treatment to attain the perfect result. At this consultation, we will be able to develop a tailor-made strategy that will give you the smile you have always wanted.
Teeth whitening has become the most popular dental procedure over the last decade. It is safe, effective and fast, taking just over an hour to complete. However, teeth whitening is not recommended for anyone under the age of 16 or for pregnant or lactating women.
According to Ellen Rodino, a psychologist in Santa Monica "Fear of dentists stems not so much from the experience of pain as from the lack of control that patients experience in the dentist's chair".
At Townsend Family Dental our dentists are skilled in handling fearful patients and aim to provide a caring and relaxing environment to ensure your dental treatment is a good experience. Everyone is treated with sensitivity and a variety of methods and treatments are available to reduce pain and alleviate fear in the dentist's chair.
Important steps in preventing gum disease include:
Your teeth should be yours for life!
Townsend Family Dental is a preferred provider for both HCF and Bupa and we have HICAPS to provide a simple and easy health claims and payments solution for our patients.
We also offer bulk billing for children through the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) and for patients eligible for Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) subsidies.