Dental check up & hygiene
As a prevention-focused clinic, we are committed to promoting great oral health for both adults and children, to help you maintain a life-long healthy smile. Tooth decay and gum disease are preventable with good oral hygiene, professional cleanings and regular exams. Therefore, we advise a general dental exam and clean every 6 months so we can prevent or catch minor problems before they develop into major complications. If we do diagnose any problems, we may need to perform restorative treatment, however the sooner we identify it, the simpler and more cost-effective the solution will be.
What to expect
45 minutes to 1 hour
We recognise that each patient is different and will require different levels of dental care. Most children and adults have a full dental exam and clean every 6 months, but if you have oral health issues, you may need more frequent care. During this appointment, your dentist will provide:
- Comprehensive dental exam and gum mapping
During your dentist will introduce themselves and listen carefully to any specific concerns you are experiencing with your teeth. This will be followed by a comprehensive assessment of your teeth, gums and soft tissue.
- Oral cancer check
- Two Bitewing X-rays
Digital dental x-rays are required to check for decay between your teeth and under existing fillings which are unfortunately not visible through visual examination. X-rays are also important to identify bone loss which may indicate gum disease. Your dentist may also suggest taking an OPG (a full mouth x-ray) which is fully covered by Medicare
- A personalised treatment plan
Your dentist will take the time to really understand your concerns and present all the examination and x-ray findings to you in a clear manner. She/he will also explain in detail the best treatment plan for you and provide you with a quote for each treatment option.
- Full mouth dental clean and polish
We use a combination of ultrasonic and hand scalers in order to provide the most thorough clean possible. Our dentists also understand that some patients may have sensitive teeth and will constantly check that you are comfortable during the process.
- Fluoride therapy
To reduce sensitivity, strengthen your teeth and help prevent tooth decay.