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Tooth Decay, Tooth Decay, Martin Vale Dentistry

Tooth Decay

Don’t wait for pain to seek help, prevent tooth decay with regular check ups.

Tooth decay is caused when your tooth enamel (the hard, outer layer of your teeth) is damaged by plaque. Many people are unaware that they have some level of tooth decay, as usually you wont feel pain when decay is beginning – pain comes once the decay and tooth damage level is significant.  Often x-rays are required to investigate the internal damage to the tooth.
Tooth decay is completely preventable and should be considered a lifestyle disease, meaning that the choices you make, such as eating and drinking sugary food and drinks, directly affects deterioration of your tooth enamel, and then decay. The enamel deteriorates when plaque (the sticky bacteria that forms on teeth) and dietary sugars result in acid production which attack the enamel surface.
Regular dental appointments are essential to prevent tooth decay.  Commitment to regular maintenance may save you thousands of dollars in the long run, as leaving your teeth unchecked for long periods of time may increase the size of the procedure (and expense!) required to address the damage.  

Always book regular check up to ensure you know exactly what’s happening with your teeth, and prevent expensive surprises.

Free Consultation

Terms and Conditions

A Free Initial Consultation at Martin Vale Dentistry is the waiving of the fee usually applied to an initial consultation appointment. During an initial consult, we assess your dental concerns, identify any risks attributed to your current dental conditions and provide advice and recommendations of what action (if any) should be taken. Where suitable we may provide photographs or additional printed information for reference. This value of an Initial Consultation is the equivalent of the standard fee for a consultative appointment, which ranges between $60 and $90.

Free Initial Consultations do not include radiographs of the teeth or associates structures. This process can be undertaken at your request, with applicable fees quoted for your approval, and payment required at the time of appointment.

Initial consultations can vary in duration depending on each patient’s needs and concerns, ranging from 15 to 45 minutes, at the discretion of our Dental team.  We are committed to answering all of your questions, and providing easy to understand, efficient and effective advice on the option available to you, and costs applicable.

The ongoing provision of Free Initial Consultations is at the discretion of Martin Vale Dentistry.