212 Drummond

Maintaining Healthy Teeth & Gums

Therapists and Hygienists

Gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) refers to inflammation and infection of the gum and surrounding bone. It is the most common cause of adult tooth loss, affecting 70% of the population. In severe cases, its effects extend to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease. Did you also know that the incidence of gum disease increases in early pregnancy? It has also been implicated by obstetricians as being responsible for sometimes bringing on early labour.

Our Hygienist and Therapists: specifically trained to maintain a healthy smile.

Because our team includes therapists and hygienists, we have the expertise within our practice to restore healthy gums before severe damage has occurred. Our two expert hygienists are trained in detail on performing the procedures which will help prevent the loss of teeth.

We even tailor treatment of gum disease depending on the severity of the condition; ranging from a clean and polish to more intensive and multi-faceted treatments!
As part of our commitment to helping you prevent the need for costly procedures later on, your hygienist is able to recognise problems early and bring them to the attention of the dentist. We will help you choose the right hygiene products that suit your needs and will provide guidance on their use to ensure all dental work is preserved.

Our aim is for you to enjoy the benefits of maintaining a beautiful smile.

To ensure lasting healthy gums and to help problems before they get worse, regular visits (at a minimum every 6 months) are needed.

The team at Dentistry @ Ballarat is expertly equipped to assist with regular maintenance and help you preserve a healthy smile free from periodontal diseas



Why do you take an hour for the first exam, when other dentists don’t? Why do I need to see a hygienist? Can’t the dentist just clean my teeth? Will they cost more? I haven’t been to a dentist in years & I’m worried about what they might find. What’s the difference between a porcelain filling
and a cheaper one?
How do our dentists look
aftertheir own teeth?
Why do I need X-rays?
Do they do me any harm?
If it isn’t currently broken,
do I need to get it fixed?