General Dental Gold Coast

The Best General Dentist the Gold Coast Has to Offer

Fresh Family Dental is the go-to Gold Coast dentist for regular check-ups and the people to talk to when developing the best strategies to take top notch care of your general oral health. We cover everything from regular check-ups to fillings, including some of the bigger treatments such as crowns, root canal therapy, wisdom teeth removal and management, and custom mouthguards. If for some reason we don’t have the resources on hand to treat your specific needs, we are able to refer you through our connections to a dental specialist we trust to get the job done. 

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What is a General Dentist?

General dentistry is a variety of dental techniques and methods that your dentist uses to diagnose, treat and prevent potentially problematic oral health issues. It is not just oral health that is the focus of the general dentist, but the overall health and wellbeing of the patient. For us, being a Gold Coast dentist is a privilege and it’s awesome that we get to build lasting connections with our local patients. Just some of the issues we address as your general dentist include gum care, root canals, mouthguards, fillings, crowns, and providing handy tips to get the most out of your dental care at home.

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What Services Does a General Dentist on the Gold Coast Offer?

We’d love to give you a little bit of information around some of the most common requests we have from patients. Although this list is not exclusive, it does offer a window into the types of needs we can fulfil. General dentistry goes beyond fillings and regular checkups! If you’re unsure about whether our team can serve your needs, speak to our friendly staff today.

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Checkups and cleans

Prevention is always better than cure, which is why we encourage both children and adults to get regular checkups and cleans. This not only allows us to keep track of how children’s dental development is coming along, but also means we can nip any potential tooth or gum disease in the bud before it takes hold. Some children also may benefit from orthodontic or specialist referral early on, and it is important to use this window of opportunity while children are young to ensure that small problems don’t turn into large ones! For adults we also tailor the frequency of your exam and clean appointments to your needs – some people need more regular preventative care than others.

Fillings

Needing a filling is nothing to be embarrassed about. It can happen to anyone, but the thing is to make sure that you get it taken care of as soon as possible. At Fresh Family Dental, we offer fillings to ensure you’re out of pain and your teeth won’t experience any further damage. At Fresh Family Dental we always strive to make filling appointments as painless as possible. Dr Andrea endeavours to minimize anxiety around treatment by using thorough anaesthesia (numbing) and constantly checking in with her patients to make sure that they are pain free.

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Mouthguards

Whilst it might seem easier to buy a cheap alternative at the supermarket, getting mouthguards from your local Gold Coast dentist is a safer and more effective option. Not only do the mouthguards last longer, they are better sculpted to you or your child’s mouth meaning less pain and greater protection. When it comes to your child’s teeth, safety is paramount. Talk to the team today about organising your own personalised mouthguards.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a common way of restoring your mouth to its former glory should you lose a tooth or need one replaced. By replacing the root of the tooth, a realistic cap can be placed on top for the most natural looking tooth replacement possible. Dr Andrea has a team of specialists she refers to for both the placement of the implant and the custom production of the crown. All laboratory work is done locally (on the Gold Coast) for the best possible outcome.

Root Canal Therapy

You might require root canal therapy when a tooth has undergone decay to the degree where the pulp is diseased or dying and fillings simply won’t do. Root canal therapy (RCT) is the treatment for diseased or dying pulp. At Fresh Family Dental, we can perform this procedure in house; however, in rare cases, we might refer you to a trusted specialist to get the job done in the best way possible. RCT usually takes between one to three appointments. People are often very fearful of root canal therapy as it has a very negative stigma attached. Please rest assured that if you choose to take this treatment option, costs, risks and benefits will all be outlined and discussed comprehensively before any work is started. When treatment starts and the tooth being treated has been properly numbed up, many patients actually fall asleep in the dental chair!

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Extractions

Also referred to as a tooth removal, an extraction is a commonly performed procedure when a tooth is damaged or diseased to the point where it needs to come out. Because it is such a common procedure, Dr. Andrea is well equipped and trained to serve your needs. With modern anaesthetics available, a tooth removal does not have to be a painful experience as many people 

often fear. In fact, in most cases a tooth removal or extraction is a relatively low stress affair, and the patient can leave feeling a lot better than when they came in.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? As well as general dental services, at Fresh Family Dental, we also offer children’s dental, emergency dental, teeth whitening and crowns.

What Qualifications Does Dr. Andrea King have?

Dr Andrea has three university degrees, including a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and  a Graduate Diploma in Dental Science.

Her dental career has covered a variety of working environments and situations, which means she is best placed to treat your or your family’s general dental needs. Additionally, Andrea has a trusted network of other dental and health professionals that she can refer you to in cases where she cannot complete treatment herself – so you can rest assured that you’re always receiving top quality care for your teeth.

Why is Dental Care Important When It Comes to Your Health Overall?

Many people aren’t aware but just as issues with your emotional health can have effects on your physical health, your oral health can actually impact those things as well. You don’t need to look for long before you find someone who can recount a painful headache as a result of a sore tooth. As well as just pain, it’s important to look after your dental hygiene so that you are at less risk of infection and disease. The mouth is the start of the inside of our body, afterall. 

On a scientific level, our mouths actually contain many hundreds of separate species of both helpful and harmful bacteria. When the harmful bacteria are allowed to multiply through poor oral hygiene and are fed a diet which is high in sugar or starch, they release acid. This acid has the potential to then compromise the enamel, which acts as a protective barrier for your teeth. Almost all food and drinks we consume are composed of some carbohydrates. If we aren’t aware of what we’re putting into our mouths (and the frequency!) and aren’t regularly caring for our teeth, we can easily end up in a place where an infection or disease has come about. 

Finding a good Gold Coast dentist who you can trust and see regularly for checkups and fillings is a fantastic way to manage and promote healthy gums, mouths and teeth. If you’re interested in some easy, personalised ways to look after your oral care at home, call the team at Fresh Family Dental today.

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Book an Appointment Today

If you’re looking for a trustworthy, kind and gentle dentist on the Gold Coast who you know you can talk to, give the team a call today. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online or via email. Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary or painful; book an appointment soon and experience what going to the dentist should be like.