& TEETH CleanING
GIVE YOUR TEETH A PAMPERING SESSION
While for some, visiting the dentist is a dreaded event, your teeth really love us! Regular dental checkups keep your teeth and gums healthy preventing further issues and pain.
Preventative Teeth Cleaning
We like to say that ‘prevention is better than cure’, therefore we recommend coming in every six months for a regular check-up and clean.
Check up and cleans include:
- a full oral examination,
- scale clean,
- fluoride treatment and
- a personalised treatment plan.
Tartar causes the gums to recede leading to gum disease and eats away at enamel (the top layer of your tooth) making your teeth sensitive. The tartar build-up is almost impossible to clean off with just a toothbrush and floss. Therefore, professional cleaning by your dentist are crucial to maintaining a healthy mouth and a gorgeous smile.
We also recommend x-rays every 2 years to check anything between teeth that cannot be seen with the bare eye. This is essential to prevent root canals or extractions by detecting decay before it is too late. Call us today to book your check up and clean appointment, we look forward to seeing you!
P.S Come in early for your appointment and we can offer you a tea or coffee!!
Regular dental exams help protect your oral health and general well-being.
A dental exam gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early — when they’re most treatable plus reducing any large dental costs and personal pain.
Most people need to be seen every 6 months to keep their oral health up to date. However some people need to be seen more regularly. Your regular annual or bi-annual appointments allow us:
- To remove tartar and plaque buildup, two culprits for gum disease and decay.
- To remove unsightly dental stains.
- Detect small oral issues using sensitive x-ray technology.
- Monitor small issues to prevent them from becoming worse.
- Detect gum disease and start treatment to avoid tooth loss.
- Use restorative options to improve your gums and teeth.
- Detect oral cancer and any other precancerous growths in time.
- Your dentist teaches you good at-home oral hygiene as well as how to floss and brush your teeth properly.
- Provide preventive dental options like fluoride treatment and dental sealants to reduce future risk of decay.
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care. During a dental exam, the dentist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. The dentist or will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
- Evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
- Evaluate your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement
- Check your bite and jaw for problems
- Remove any stains or deposits on your teeth
- Demonstrate proper cleaning techniques for your teeth
- Assess your need for fluoride
- Take dental X-rays or, if necessary, do other diagnostic procedures
During a dental exam, your dentist will also ask about any health problems you have or medications you’re taking and discuss how they might affect your oral health. If you have diabetes, for example, you’re at increased risk of gum disease. Any medication that contributes to dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay.
Dental exams might also include counselling about diet and other lifestyle factors that can affect oral health.
A dental X-ray allows the dentist to see areas that cannot be seen by the naked eye such as in-between teeth and under the gums and bones. It is highly recommended because these are usually the areas where people experience decay and gum disease.
We recommend having them done every at least 2 years. Radiation exposure from dental X-rays is low and safe.
New Patients – $225
Existing Patients – $215
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