There are many reason why you should consider visiting a family dentist especially when you have kids. It is convenient to be able to schedule the whole family’s dental appointments at the same time of on the same day. And, it brings peace of mind knowing that your dentist understands the unique diagnostic and treatment needs associated with children’s’ dental care. Choosing a family dentist makes good sense for many people who live in Ballarat. So, if you are looking for a family dentist in Ballarat you can trust, look no further that Ballarat Dentist Dr Don Anderson.
Why Family Dental Care Makes Sense

Healthy teeth are important at all stages in our life, from the time our first teeth erupt as infants right until our golden years as seniors. Effective home-care, which means skilled tooth-brushing and dental flossing, allied to having regular dental check-ups is an investment in not just the health of your teeth, gums and bite but also in your overall health. Having a Ballarat Family Dentist in your corner is the best way to ensure that every member of your family receives the quality dental care they deserve and importantly can help start your children to develop good life-long habits which will maintain their gum
health, protect their teeth and bite and interestingly enough also ease the financial burden associated with dental treatment.

Another benefit of choosing a family dentist is the convenience of having a go-to Dentist for the whole family. By having the one dentist for every family member appointment schedules are easier to manage from dental examination through to organising orthodontic care should the need arrive. A Ballarat Family dental practice such as Ballarat dentist Dr Don Anderson will work to accommodate everyone in your family as problems are solved and explained, a relationship is developed, trust is built and oral health maintained. And, as well we provide flexible scheduling and convenient hours. We try to go that extra mile to ensure our littlest patients feel as comfortable as possible during their visits. Judicious use of Relative Analgesia (RA) or happy gas, which is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, is a safe and effective relaxation method. We find RA, parental co-operation and our child management skills are a very good in-dental-chair alternative to the costs and risks associated with a general anaesthetic.

Getting Started with a Trusted Ballarat Family Dental Provider

Ballarat dentist Dr Don Anderson has a practice committed to providing high-quality dental services for all local families. Dr Don Anderson has had years of experience working with a variety of patients, including toddlers and children.

He is especially skilled in diagnosis and treatment problems related to the maintenance of healthy teeth, gums and bite (occlusion). As a family dentist in Ballarat he has helped many people gain skills in dental disease control which is the home-care and dentist co-operative basis for retaining a healthy smile;
managing gum (periodontal) health; keeping teeth intact and making sure the mechanics of the bite (occlusion) work well as well as providing the advanced restorative care of root canal treatment (RCT) crowns, implants, dentures and bridges which protect and keep teeth that have been damaged.

At your scheduled annual appointment Dr Don Anderson does a very thorough dental examination. This identifies potential problems early when treatment is simple. It screens neck and throat for medical symptoms so that cancers and other early signs of disease can be caught early. He checks gum (periodontal) health for pocket depths which can improve. He is also able to see if home-care is still at a high standard and remind patients if some areas of the mouth have been neglected. We are human after all. Finally he manipulates to see if facial muscles and jaw joints are relaxed and the dental system (machine) is functioning smoothly. If further care is required a plan of dental treatment with costs is developed which can often be carried over a timeframe to suit your schedule and budget. As well as the regular annual dental examination we also provide emergency dental services and make time each day for anyone experiencing dental pain or discomfort with their teeth or gums who may need to make an appointment on a more urgent basis.

For more information about Dr Don Anderson’s Ballarat dental practice, including questions about your child’s eligibility under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) be sure to make contact. We look forward to speaking with you and hope you will consider trusting your family’s dental needs to our convenient and comprehensive care.