General family dentistry
At Greenland Dental, we enjoy helping you and your family maintain good oral health. We provide a wide range of dental services for the whole family and pride ourselves on providing excellent dental care, no matter what age your child is. All our dentists are gentle, calm and have a lot of patience. We don't rush your treatment and take our time to ensure you receive high quality work, in a stress free environment.
Bringing your family to the dentist all together is much easier than trying to arrange multiple visits and we make sure your visit is efficient and hassle free. Not only does it save you time to visit the dentist together, when your children see that you’re having the same examination they are, it helps to reassure them that there’s nothing to worry about.
We enjoy helping you and your family maintain good oral health.
Accessing better health care
Even though routine dental checkups may seem expensive, it costs much more in the long run to treat dental problems. We hope that by partnering with private health funds and government schemes we can help reduce the financial pressure of dental treatment and help our patients access more preventative and restorative dental services. If you do have private health insurance with extras cover, you and each member of your family are entitled to receive a rebate on two dental check-ups a year (conditions apply).
As a recognised provider our practice ensures:
HCF members receive 100% rebate on preventative treatment
Westfund members receive 100% rebate on preventative treatment
Bupa members receive 100% rebate on preventative services and between 60% and 100% rebate on all other services (depending on your level of cover)
NIB members receive a better rebate on all services by attending a preferred provider clinic like ours
Children eligible for Medicare's Child Dental Benefits Schedule can receive up to $1000 in bulk billed dental services over a two year period
*Yearly limits and restrictions apply as per your agreement with your health insurance provider.
Examination and prevention
When you visit us for a comprehensive examination, your dentist will thoroughly check your teeth, gums and soft tissues for any problems. If any issues are identified, your dentist will explain your condition and the different treatment options available. Your dentist will also suggest ways you can avoid similar problems in the future.
By returning to see your dentist for a check up on a regular basis, changes to your teeth and gums can be closely monitored. Any problems can be detected and treated early. Sometimes treating the problem can be as simple as making small changes to the way you care for your teeth at home. Your dentist will recommend a suitable time frame for you to return depending on your overall oral health.
Dental radiographs, commonly called x-rays, are an essential component of a thorough examination as they check for problems that cannot be seen by looking in your mouth. Your dentist will usually recommend two small x-rays, one of each side of your mouth, every two or three years to scan for cavities between your teeth and under existing restorations. These x-rays can also show whether your bone level is receding as a result of gum disease. Our treatment rooms are equipped with the latest radiography technology to ensure we can produce clear and accurate radiographs while using minimal radiation.
Dental radiographs are commonly used to scan for cavities between teeth and under existing restorations.
The importance of regular visits
A dental examination is not only important for your teeth, but also for the prevention and early detection of serious health issues, like gum disease and oral cancer. Poor oral hygiene can lead to several issues such as bone loss, gum disease, tooth decay and infections. While home maintenance, such as brushing and flossing, is crucial to healthy teeth, a professional clean is needed to remove hardened plaque (tartar) from your teeth. We recommend that you see your dentist twice a year for an examination, unless a different time period has been recommended by your dentist. Remember, the earlier a problem is diagnosed, the easier and more affordable it is to treat.
Prevention is better than cure
Luckily most dental problems can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene habits on a daily basis and seeing your dentist regularly. The best time to learn good oral hygiene habits is in early childhood, but it is never too late to start!