Here at your favourite North Ryde and Macquarie Park dentists, we recommend that you pay us a visit every six months, for a cleaning, a fluoride rinse, and a general checkup on your oral health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and keeping in touch with the state of your teeth can prevent problems from developing in to larger maladies.

One of the most important procedures that we provide for our patients is dental scraping. Using a specialised tool, your dentist is able to scrape and clean your teeth below the gumline, in areas that are inaccessible to your daily routine of brushing and flossing. There are a number of reasons why this is so important.

The surfaces of your teeth lying under the gumline are just as susceptible to cavities as the visible area of them. Your gums do an admireable job of sealing off foreign substances from entering this sub-gumline area, but some will inevitable get past – and once it does, this warm, moist area is highly amenable to the growth of cavity-producing bacteria.

But it isn’t only your teeth that are in danger should you neglect this area – your gums can also suffer. Prolonged bacterial growth under your gumline can lead to bloated and bleeding gums, a reaction that is actually your gums’ attempt to clean up. Left unchecked, it can lead to issues such as periodontitis and gingivitis.

By cleaning these sub-gumline areas of your teeth, you can prevent the unchecked growth of bacteria taking its toll on your oral health, and potentially, avoid cavities or rotten teeth, over time. It is a sensible decision to protect the only set of teeth that you have, with a twice-yearly, comprehensive cleaning, courtesy of your dentists at North Ryde Macquarie Park Dental.

So book your appointment today!