At Charlestown Dental Care, we believe in helping patients achieve their goals for their smiles. Dental examinations provide our dentists with the ability to assess your current oral health and see if treatment is needed immediately so they can help organise a plan. They will also try to see what might be needed to keep problems from happening later on.
Good preventive dentistry can help our patients avoid dental conditions—and that is everyone’s goal.
Preventive care is a crucial aspect of any effective dental programme to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Some of our preventive services include:
- Check-ups and cleans
- Diagnostic digital x-rays and photos
- Fluoride application and fissure sealants
- Night guards to protect against teeth grinding and clenching
We use digital x-rays and an intraoral camera to see beyond what we see in a visual examination. We will look for any developing issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease. Often, the earlier we can recommend needed treatment, the less invasive and less costly it is.
Twice-yearly dental exams are foundational to maintaining good oral health. During examinations, we will assess the current health of your teeth, gums, jaw and soft tissues. Our dentists will also conduct oral cancer screenings as well as look for signs of teeth grinding and joint disorders.
Many people develop gum disease without even knowing it. Often, by the time symptoms such as bleeding gums develop, the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. The only way to know for sure that gums are healthy is with regular dental exams.
Scientific research continues to underscore the link between gum disease and systemic conditions, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Some types of cancer
- Kidney disease
- Low birth weight babies
Left untreated, gum disease can also lead to tooth and bone loss.
Regular Dental Cleans
Everyone is different, so we customise care to meet our patients’ specific needs and to promote good oral health. Although general guidelines indicate that most people benefit from dental cleans twice each year, we will recommend a cleaning frequency based on your current oral health.
Dental cleans at our Charlestown, NSW dental clinic include a scale and polish that will eliminate tartar that has developed since your last appointment, leaving you with a fresh, smooth-feeling smile. We love educating our patients on proper home care, so we invite you to ask questions about anything that can help you keep a beautiful, healthy smile.
Don’t Put Off Your Dental Check-Up
If it’s been a while since your last examination and clean, we welcome you to contact our Charlestown, NSW dental clinic to book an appointment. Our experienced, friendly dentists will assess your oral health and help ensure you maintain a healthy smile you can feel good about.