Regular check-ups can ensure you maintain good oral health and any problems can be identified before they become serious issues.
Here at Iris Dental, we recommend a proactive approach when it comes to your smile. Your dental health is essential to your well-being. This means preventing dental issues through basic oral hygiene before they become problematic.
A large number of factors can influence tooth decay, including sugary or acidic foods, misaligned teeth, improper brushing or poor oral hygiene in general. Plaque is the enemy to your oral health – it is made up of the acids constantly forming on your teeth and gums and erodes away at your tooth enamel. Decay eventually forms and if left untreated, this may also lead to tooth loss, which brings a whole new list of health complications. In order to avoid any nasty surprises, we recommend visiting your dentist for regular check-ups every six months.
At our dental practice, we provide not only regular check-ups; we also provide each patient with an individual dental health care plan to ensure the ongoing health of their teeth. The best thing for your oral health is to have your natural teeth for as long as possible. Maintaining your oral health can be the difference between needing a filling now and requiring root canal therapy or even an extraction later. By attending regular check-ups, we can help you care for your teeth and keep them for your lifetime.
Dental hygiene maintenance involves removing plaque (soft, sticky film of bacteria) and tartar (hardened tartar deposits) that have built up on your teeth over time. A dental hygienist is a specifically trained and licensed oral health professional who provides you with clinical & educational services to enhance and maintain both your oral and overall health.
Our hygienists and therapists are trained to work together with your dentist to provide integrated, comprehensive dental care. New research is revealing strong connections between compromised oral health and diseases within the body; a clean smile is also contributing to your overall well-being.
Your appointment will cover:
- Thoroughly cleaning all surfaces of your teeth
- Removing tartar and disease above and below the gum line
- Removing light stains
- Professionally polishing the tooth surfaces
- Evaluating the health of your gums
- Strengthening teeth with fluoride and natural ions
- Personalising dental hygiene instructions to maintain a healthy smile including dietary impact on dental health
- Teaching you how to effectively care for your teeth at home
- Providing you with a take home care pack with toothbrush, floss, paste and travel case
- If you have gum disease, where the gums are receding or are starting to detach from the teeth, our hygiene department conducts deeper tartar removal and gum/bone treatment.
We will always discuss any additional elements of your teeth maintenance with you on the day. In most cases, the foundation of the mouth (gums, bones and ligaments around the teeth) are treated first before repairing the teeth that they support.
Point Cook Dentist
We pride ourselves on treating each patient individually, whether you are visiting for a simple procedure or need a more complex treatment. If you have neglected your regular check-ups and your oral health has now suffered, it’s not too late to reverse these effects. With our services, we can help you gain back your mouth’s original health and functionality. By frequently visiting us, together we can monitor your oral health and nip any dental issues in the bud so they don’t become painful and expensive complications.