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Checkups and Cleans

Happy woman dental checkupProviding you with routine preventative care is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Especially since most dental problems are preventable.

Routine checkups and cleans allow us to intercept minor issues as early as possible, often reversing things like gingivitis or enamel demineralisation if caught soon enough. But if you do require treatment, early therapies tend to be less invasive and conservatively priced.

Most individuals benefit from scale and cleans every six months. If you’re someone with a history of gum disease or heavier buildup, more frequent checkups may be recommended.

Professional Cleans

It’s natural to have a bit of tartar buildup accumulate between your scale and cleans. During your visit, we’ll gently remove deposits throughout your mouth to give you a “blank slate” to maintain once you return home. Surface stains are also polished away, instantly brightening your smile.

As part of your clean, we’ll pinpoint any hard-to-reach areas that may have more plaque buildup than others. The better aware you are of these spaces, the more effective your home hygiene routine can be.

Gum Disease Screenings

Periodontal (gum) disease is preventable with good home care and professional cleans. Left untreated, it frequently leads to tooth mobility and loss. We screen for this infection on a routine basis, pinpointing areas of tissue deterioration so that they can be treated as early as possible.

Common signs of periodontal disease include

  • Gums that bleed
  • Swelling
  • Tissue recession
  • Tartar buildup
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Halitosis

The earlier infections are intercepted, the better the treatment outcome will be. Chronic gum disease is also directly related to systemic medical conditions like heart disease, pneumonia, diabetes and reproductive challenges (affecting men and women equally).

Oral Cancer Exams

Oral cancer is extremely difficult to identify on your own, which is why it’s crucial to receive regular screenings by your dental team. Catching precancerous tissues as early as possible is the best way to provide lifesaving treatment.

Be sure to let us know if you have any sores that aren’t healing, difficulty swallowing or lumps and bumps in your mouth or throat.

Digital X-rays

We utilise digital X-rays to screen for conditions that can’t be seen during a visual exam. Intermittent X-rays allow for a comprehensive diagnosis, especially as it pertains to tooth development, decay, periodontal disease and orofacial health. Today’s digital technology is extremely safe for all ages and can expedite your examination process.

Depending on the situation at hand, some types of X-rays are taken once per year, while others are every 3-5 years or as needed.

Personalised Care Plans

Do you have specific concerns you want to discuss? Perhaps you want to update older restorations or have concerns that you’re developing TMJ disorder. During your exam, Dr Mark (Dentist) will talk with you one-on-one about your unique situation and create a care plan that fits your individual lifestyle. Never hesitate to let us know if you have questions; we’re always happy to help.

Your Partner in Oral Health

The better equipped you are to maintain your current dental health, the less likely you’ll be to experience issues like emergencies, tooth pain, cavities and bone loss.

Are you due for a six-month checkup and clean Maroubra? Contact us today to request your next appointment.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Checkups and Cleans Maroubra NSW | (02) 9344 4433