Family-friendly dentists near Northland Centre
Your local Northland Centre dental clinic
Boroondara Family Dentist was established in the 70’s, and we’ve been treating patients near Northland Centre and the surrounding suburbs for over 40 years. Whether you’re a new or existing patient, we want to exceed your expectations and provide a positive experience every time. We firmly believe in making sure you are given the highest standard of care, and will refer you to specialists if we believe they are better qualified to perform treatment.
Specialising in preventive dentistry, children’s dentistry, gum disease treatment, tooth wear, implants, crowns & bridges, white fillings, root canal treatment, TMD & snoring, dentures, dental veneers, teeth whitening and more, patients at Boroondara Family Dentist can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they will receive the respect and attention they deserve, and will be involved in discussions on treatment and costs.
Why prevention is the best dental treatment
Oral health diseases can become costlier to treat the longer they are left and, in the case of oral cancer, can even be life threatening. Oral health has been linked to the severity of a number of systemic diseases like bowel and pancreatic cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory and Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetes, strokes and adverse pregnancy outcomes. At Boroondara Family Dentist, we recommend a check-up every 6-12 months.
What does a dental check-up involve?
We check the health of your teeth and gums, clean tartar and take regular x-rays—using digital x-rays to reduce the amount of radiation—so that we can identify and fix problems early and prevent the need for more costly treatment. We also take the time to educate you on good oral health and, in particular, on topics that might be necessary or of interest to you, such as: flossing technique, diet and teeth grinding. We also check for dry mouth, which can be related to Sjorgen’s syndrome, lupus, diabetes and different medications. Saliva is an important natural defence against tooth decay and gum disease, something that needs to be detected and treated early.