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General Examination and Hygiene
General Examination and Hygiene

General Examination and Hygiene

at Sunbury, Gisborne & Diggers Rest

Regular dental examinations are an important part of preventive health care because early detection of decay and infection can stop problems from getting worse. In fact, some dental problems may be an early warning sign of more serious health issues in other areas of the body. But during a general exam, your dentist will evaluate and update your medical history and do a full evaluation of your oral health to ensure you and your smile are in top shape.

Oral hygiene may be performed during a general exam to clean stains and brighten teeth, which can also act as a preventive measure. A professional dental cleaning can help prevent cavities or detect oral health problems early, so they are easily taken care of.

General Examination and Hygiene

at Sunbury, Gisborne & Diggers Rest

Regular dental examinations are an important part of preventive health care because early detection of decay and infection can stop problems from getting worse. In fact, some dental problems may be an early warning sign of more serious health issues in other areas of the body. But during a general exam, your dentist will evaluate and update your medical history and do a full evaluation of your oral health to ensure you and your smile are in top shape.

Oral hygiene may be performed during a general exam to clean stains and brighten teeth, which can also act as a preventive measure. A professional dental cleaning can help prevent cavities or detect oral health problems early, so they are easily taken care of.

Professional Oral Hygiene

 

Professional cleaning with an experienced dental hygienist can help you avoid future problems and leave your teeth beautifully clean. Dental professionals specialise in the removal of tartar, or plaque, that can accumulate on and between teeth and even under the gum line. During the cleaning process, an evaluation of your gums, teeth and bones can take place. If early gum disease is detected, it can be immediately taken care of to stop the infection from spreading.

Brushing and flossing at home are important, but the view and expertise from a dental hygienist allow them to see if there are worrisome areas and intervene. Along with cleaning, they may apply gels or fluoride treatments, if necessary and advise on home care treatments or diet for certain oral issues. And many patients find that their teeth look brighter after cleaning than before they came in!

Professional Oral Hygiene

Professional cleaning with an experienced dental hygienist can help you avoid future problems and leave your teeth beautifully clean. Dental professionals specialise in the removal of tartar, or plaque, that can accumulate on and between teeth and even under the gum line. During the cleaning process, an evaluation of your gums, teeth and bones can take place. If early gum disease is detected, it can be immediately taken care of to stop the infection from spreading.

Brushing and flossing at home are important, but the view and expertise from a dental hygienist allow them to see if there are worrisome areas and intervene. Along with cleaning, they may apply gels or fluoride treatments, if necessary and advise on home care treatments or diet for certain oral issues. And many patients find that their teeth look brighter after cleaning than before they came in!

Prevent Future Dental and Health Problems

 

Left untreated, dental problems can lead to worsening and more costly dental repair. And worse, infections left unchecked can spread throughout the body. But regular dental examinations and cleaning may allow problems to be detected early, so they don’t turn into larger medical problems.

Here are a few of the issues that can be detected and resolved with regular exams, dental intervention and professional oral hygiene:

Tooth decay
An impacted wisdom tooth that can lead to infection
Gum disease that can spread infection if left untreated
Tooth erosion due to bruxism or teeth grinding

Our Happy Patient

Nicole R

Have been to this dentist several times now and each time i have received professional and friendly service. Dr Claire is amazing! She is very gentle and thorough and has never recommended unnecessary treatments. The staff here are genuine and caring, as evident by the many highly rated reviews.

Nicole R.

What Health Problems May be Detected?

 

All of the systems of the body are connected, and so a problem in one area may cause a related problem in another, and it is no exception with oral health. Our dental professionals in Melbourne are trained to identify and remedy signs of decay, disease or infection so you can feel confident that your mouth is in good health. Regular dental exams may take place between every six months to once a year, but your dentist may recommend more if there is an underlying health problem. Here are just some health issues that may show up orally.

Diabetes

Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease. In fact, gum disease is considered a complication of diabetes due to a higher risk of contracting infections in general. At the same time, gum disease may make it difficult for diabetic patients to control their blood sugar, making regular oral hygiene an important part of overall health and preventative care.

Candida Overgrowth

This infection can be a nuisance and lead to a host of other health problems, over time. In the mouth, it can show as oral candidiasis, also called oral thrush, and may appear as thick, white patches that can be painful. Your dental professional can assist with cleaning to keep further infections at bay, and may refer you to a medical professional.

Acid Reflux

Corrosion of the teeth may be a result of a condition called acid reflux, in which stomach acids back up and slowly erode tooth enamel. If you feel tooth sensitivity, a dental exam can help prevent problems from worsening.

Leukemia

This disease along with chemotherapy treatments can cause gingivitis and periodontitis as well as bleeding and swelling of the gums. In rare cases, this may be a warning sign if the condition recurs, in spite of good oral health. If you are in treatment for this, regular professional hygiene treatments and dental checkups may help save your teeth.
Not all dental problems lead to medical issues, but left untreated can lead to more severe problems. The most common complications are ongoing or recurrent pain, tooth decay and tooth loss. Any of these can interrupt life by causing fatigue, inability to eat the foods you enjoy and may even stop you from smiling due to the condition of your teeth.

But with modern technology, our dentists can help, and often quicker and easier than many patients thought. Most dentistry is painless, but for the times when there is discomfort, we have a wide variety of interventions, so you are as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Cosmetic and Aesthetic

 

If you were self-conscious before, we can help you smile again. A general exam and hygiene appointment will give you a fresh start and a chance to talk to your dentist. From simple tooth whitening, one-day crowns and teeth straightening with services such as Invisalign, we can help you get the beautiful smile you want and deserve. Never feel ashamed to smile again and gain the self-confidence that comes with a healthy mouth. Modern treatments can make many seemingly complicated issues easy to treat, and we have flexible payment plans to make the process more convenient.

Your Dental Examination

 

A full dental examination allows your dentist to detect health problems, if there are any. Your professional can review and update your medical history and help evaluate your overall health. In some cases, x-rays or scans may be taken to further investigate any questionable areas. This is a time to interact with your dentist and share any concerns you may have. If you are considering any other dental procedures, such as a new crown or teeth whitening, your dentist can give a more accurate evaluation of which system would be best for you. Our gentle caring and experienced team strive for their patient’s comfort and we look forward to getting to know you.

Your Dental Examination

A full dental examination allows your dentist to detect health problems, if there are any. Your professional can review and update your medical history and help evaluate your overall health. In some cases, x-rays or scans may be taken to further investigate any questionable areas. This is a time to interact with your dentist and share any concerns you may have. If you are considering any other dental procedures, such as a new crown or teeth whitening, your dentist can give a more accurate evaluation of which system would be best for you. Our gentle caring and experienced team strive for their patient’s comfort and we look forward to getting to know you.

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Our Happy Patient

Rebecca S.

After hearing numerous excellent reports about this clinic, I decided to visit myself. I must say that it was a fantastic experience, even better than I expected! The clinic is bright and modern, the receptionists and nurses are friendly and help to put you at ease. The dentist is gentle, knowledgeable and explains everything so thoroughly!

I highly recommend this clinic!

Rebecca S.

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Our gentle and professional team has experience in regular maintenance, dental intervention, and preventive care. Schedule your general exam and hygiene appointment today to ensure your mouth remains healthy. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, so you can feel confident your exam will be a positive, dental experience.

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