Routine Dental Hygiene
Routine Oral Examinations
Things can change rapidly with your oral health, therefore, we highly recommend having an oral examination every 6 months in order to detect any deterioration of teeth, assess the gums, existing dental work, review alignment & oral tissues.
Examinations may also include periodontal charting, which is a technique used to measure the health of your gums and assess for bone loss.
During an examination your practitioner will obtain information to help formulate a wholistic treatment plan for restorative, cosmetic or emergency dental treatment.
Scale & Clean
During a routine hygiene appointment your practitioner will remove plaque, calculus (calcified plaque) and stains that cannot be removed by general brushing and flossing. It is important to keep your teeth and gums free of calculus to prevent long term damage to your gums and the bone holding onto your teeth.
Your gum health is extremely important, gums and bone are essentially the cement that hold your teeth in place. Without healthy gums your teeth can become mobile.
Also, there is a lot of research that shows that your gum health is connected to your general health. Ask us how at your next dental appointment.
After you have had your teeth professionally cleaned we will provide the teeth with a highly concentrated fluoride treatment.
This treatment will help to decrease sensitivity, strengthen and remineralise the teeth.
Another diagnostic technique for obtaining as much information as possible on your oral health is the use of dental x-rays.
Bitewing X-rays which are recommended to be taken every 2 years, help to identify any hidden decay that may be between your teeth or under any old existing fillings that cannot be seen orally.