Why is oral hygiene so important?
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease), than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colourless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Caring for Sensitive Teeth
Sometimes after dental treatment teeth are sensitive to hot and cold. This should not last long, but only if the mouth is kept clean. If the mouth is not kept clean the sensitivity will remain and could become more severe. If your teeth are especially sensitive consult with your doctor. They may recommend a medicated tooth paste or mouth rinse made especially for sensitive teeth.
Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease. Keep your teeth for your lifetime.
Check-up, Scale, Clean & Fluoride Treatment
Because we have the highest standards of patient care in mind, we recommend starting with a comprehensive examination, followed by your own personalised treatment recommendations. If further examination of a tooth is required, X-rays maybe required at $45.00 each.
We believe the initial checkup is so important in establishing diagnoses and correct treatment, that we have made it as accessible and affordable as possible.