Maintain your oral health for life with regular general dental treatment.
We recommend that patients see us every six months for an oral health check-up. These regular visits are vital to maintaining your oral and overall health, as our dental professionals utilise these visits to:
- Examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer. This cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among the Australian population, and if it caught in its early stages the survival rate of this disease is dramatically improved.
- Check for signs of periodontal disease and other oral health issues. If caught in their early stages you can avoid extensive health issues and expensive dental treatment down the track.
- Conduct a professional clean. This is done to remove the accumulation of hardened plaque from your teeth that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone.
By visiting Beecroft Dental Centre on a regular basis you can prevent serious health problems from occurring. For example: this can be the difference between needing a filling and needing a root canal treatment. A filling is a relatively painless single-visit treatment to restore a tooth. A root canal—thanks to I.V. sedation—is also a relatively painless procedure. However, root canal treatment requires multiple visits to the dentist and the tooth may also need a dental crown to protect and strengthen it.
In conjunction with regular visits to our Beecroft dental practice, we highly recommend our patients follow a proper at home oral care routine.
This should include:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft bristled tooth brush. This should be done for at least two minutes, brushing in a circular motion whilst positioning the brush at a 45 degree angle.
- Flossing your teeth every day – you don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep. This should be done by gently wiggling the floss down each side of your tooth to remove the plaque that cannot be removed by brushing alone.
- Maintaining a healthy diet: sugary drinks such as soft drink and alcohol are bad for our teeth just as they are bad for our body. By cutting back on the amount of sugary food and drinks you consume, you can help keep your teeth and your body healthy.
By employing a proper oral hygiene program both at home and in our Beecroft dental practice, you can achieve optimal oral health for life. Talk to the team at Beecroft Dental Centre to discuss your options and what is best for your oral health.