Protecting yourself against oral cancer requires awareness. According to the Cancer Council Australia, Oral cancers in Australia account for approximately 2-3% of all cancers, and approximately 1% of deaths from cancer. Most of the deaths caused by oral cancer are a result of lack of awareness. Oral cancer is a highly treatable cancer in the early stages. Defend yourself and your family against the threat of cancer by scheduling regular dental examinations.

Heathcote Dental uses advanced technologies to provide thorough oral cancer screenings for our patients. While a visual oral cancer screening is standard with every dental checkup, if you believe you have an advanced risk of oral cancer, you may request a VELScope or Vizilite early oral cancer screening.


 SOME SIGNS OF ORAL CANCER

  • White or red splotchy sores in the mouth
  • Ulcers or lesions on soft tissues of the mouth that do not heal in 14 days
  • Thick lumps inside the mouth or throat
  • Chronic throat pain
  • Change in voice
  • Unexplained numbness in the throat or mouth
  • Difficulty with speaking, chewing, or swallowing

 


 SOME RISK FACTORS FOR ORAL CANCER

  • Tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Excessive alcohol consumption (especially when combined with smoking)
  • Family history
  • Excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun or tanning beds

From orthodontic treatments to laser dentistry, Heathcote Dental has the skills and experience to help your smile look its best. We  has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and has completed several courses at the ADA and specializes in full-mouth restorative procedures including veneers and dental implant restorations. You can visit our clinic to see our before and after gallery for some examples of beautiful smile restorations.

Schedule a consultation with We to express your concerns about your appearance and determine the treatment options that best fit your needs. Our team will discuss realistic goals and alternatives to help you reveal your smile's potential.

You have choices involving your smile makeover. Our whitening services include the convenience of at-home treatment or the lightning-fast results of Zoom! whitening in our office. Correct a misaligned bite with traditional braces or choose Invisalign clear braces for discreet orthodontic treatment. Do you have teeth that are gapped, chipped, or discolored? We offer durable porcelain veneers or dental bonding to cover many types of smile imperfections. Even our dental crowns come in a variety of materials to restore the structure of a tooth, ranging from gold to zirconia.

A dental filling is used to restore the functional integrity of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from tooth decay, cavity, bacterial infection or external trauma. A filling can also be used for replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.

Heathcote Dental is committed to promoting safe, non-toxic methods in dental health care, and awareness of the many ways it impacts a person's health. We advocate achieving all the goals of modern dentistry while always choosing the safest, least toxic techniques, including mercury free dental fillings and safe replacement of mercury fillings.

Root canals are tiny passageways that extend from beneath the top of the tooth to the tip of the root. A root canal procedure treats advanced tooth decay, traumatic injury, or untreated cavities that involve infections that spread to the inside of the tooth.

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a high success rate for halting the spread of infection, restoring the healthy portion of the tooth, and preventing the need for extraction.

We offer root canal treatments that involve advanced technology such as BioLase water laser endodontics for canal enhancement, debridement, and sterilization. BioLase endodontics feels more comfortable than traditional methods. BioLase is also said to require less healthy tooth structure removal and promote better filling attachment. At Heathcote Dental, we value technological advancements that make procedures more comfortable and more accurate for our patients.

Snap-On Smile is an affordable, non-invasive and completely reversible, cosmetic, removable arch that can easily and painlessly give you a beautiful smile. No shots, no drilling. 2 visits. Contact us today for more info.

It is created by making an impression of existing teeth in a customized resin prosthetic model. This custom made mold then snaps onto your teeth perfectly to give you whiter, straighter teeth that are free from stains, crooked teeth and any other imperfection. Unlike braces or the Invisilign method, the Snap-On Smile gives you instant results without any pain or discomfort. It is recommended for those patients who desire whiter and straighter teeth at a more cost effective price. They can be effectively worn by those who have discolored worn or missing teeth.

They only require removal to brush and floss your teeth in order to properly clean your original teeth thoroughly. It is also recommended that you clean your Snap-On Smile regularly. If you are interested in a pain free method to achieve a perfect smile at a fraction of the cost of traditional braces, the Snap-On Smile may be the right choice for you. Visit us today to learn more about this popular choice of dental care.

Services

  • General Dentistry

    We can take care of all of your general

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  • Children's Dentistry

    As the father of three children, Dr. Khan knows

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  • Cosmetic Dentistry

    From orthodontic treatments to laser dentistry, Heathcote Dental has

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  • Fillings

    A dental filling is used to restore the functional

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  • Teeth Whitenening

    Keeping your teeth white can be a difficult and

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  • Snap-On Smile

    Snap-On Smile is an affordable, non-invasive and completely reversible,

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  • Invisalign

    Invisalign offers teeth straightening with nearly invisible braces - an

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  • Root Canal Treatments

    Root canals are tiny passageways that extend from beneath

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  • Oral Cancer Screening

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Schedule

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Accepted Schemes

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We accept all Health funds, VEDS, VGDS, Vet Affairs and Child Dental benefit schemes.

Please visit http://health.vic.gov.au/dentistry/key-policies.htm for more information.