North Ryde Dentists Check-Ups
Check-up consists of an overall examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. The most important part is the cavity check since this is the most widespread tooth disease. After the exam is done, the next part is cleaning. Depending on the amount of plaque and tartar, the dentist will either use the scaling method and clean your teeth or reach for more in-depth cleaning.
When plaque is not removed properly and on time, it will harden up and turn into tartar which is much harder to remove. If it is left untreated it will develop a cavity in the end. To avoid such treatment, it is a good practice to have regular dentist visits and to keep your teeth healthy and in check. At the first signs of any changes, you will have enough time to prevent the spreading of the damage.
Teeth Polishing and Flossing
After scaling is done, the next step is polishing. With polishing, you can eliminate surface stains and return some lost shine to your teeth. However, if your teeth have more serious staining or even yellowing, we recommend teeth whitening. This is a bit longer process which involves additional dentist appointments.
Next up in a regular dental check-up is flossing. Our North Ryde dentists will floss your teeth thoroughly and check for any missed spots and whether there are some underlying cavities between the teeth and in the back of the mouth and hard to reach places. It is highly suggested that you floss regularly at your home, as well.
In case you notice bleeding gums, feel any kind of pain or any other discomfort, the dentist may do an x-ray of your upper and lower jaw. If they detect a problem, you may receive treatment and the prescribed medicine. It is strongly advised that you follow through your therapy even if you feel better after just a couple of days. The medicine is prescribed to fully eliminate the pain cause and you should take it as long as your dentist told you to. You should also inform the dentist about any medication that you are currently taking whether you get new medication for your teeth or not. In some cases, medication can affect teeth health.
North Ryde Dentists Check-Up Advice
At the end of your examination, the dentist will give you advice about taking care of your teeth. If necessary, you should pay more serious attention to your diet, alcohol intake or cut back on smoking.
The importance of an effective oral hygiene routine cannot be overemphasised. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day, in conjunction with regular professional cleaning appointment will keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.
You should have your regular dental visits every six months or once per year, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. If you need to have some more dental work done, your dentist will schedule your next visit. Between these visits, you might need to adhere to a certain diet regime. You might need to avoid certain foods and enhance the intake of others.
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Are you feeling any pain? It may be time to visit your dentist. Remember to inform your dentist about each discomfort you are feeling and try to explain the pain as much as you can. The health of your teeth often mirrors our overall health condition.
Come and see our North Ryde Dentists and we will do professional teeth cleaning that will remove the hardened deposits (tartar) that cannot be removed at home. It is the tartar that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Check-ups also include a polish to remove superficial stains and a fluoride application to strengthen teeth.
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with Dr Stephen de Bruyn.
North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists
285-297 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW Australia