Cleaning & Prevention
Exams, Cleaning, X-Rays, & Sealants
Consultation, Exam, x-rays, and Cleaning for only $270!
Dental x–rays are one of the lowest radiation dose studies performed. A routine exam which includes 4 bitewings is about 0.005 mSv, which is less than one day of natural background radiation. It is also about the same amount of radiation exposure from a short airplane flight (~1-2 hrs).
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth.
Fluoride is especially helpful if you’re at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities. Cavities occur when bacteria build up on teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. Plaque produces an acid that erodes teeth and gum tissue. If the plaque breaks down the enamel layer, bacteria can infect and harm the nerves and blood at the core of the tooth.
Home Care Tips
Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means:
- Your teeth are clean and free of debris
- Gums are pink and do not bleed when you brush or floss
- Bad breath is not a constant problem
If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dental professional. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem.
Your dental professional can help you learn good oral hygiene techniques and can help point out areas of your mouth that may require extra attention during brushing and flossing.
Exams & Cleanings
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, you will be examined by the Dentist to ensure your mouth is as healthy as it can be. We will provide you with feedback and information which is essential for the detection and prevention issue with your teeth or mouth.
Brushing & Flossing
Even though we’ve been brushing and flossing our teeth for years and years, many of us are surprised to learn that we’re not doing it properly. Case in point: Did you know that proper brushing takes at least two minutes? Most adults do not come close to brushing that long.
These four steps are the best and easiest ways to help you remember how to care for your mouth, teeth and gums:
- Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes, especially first thing in the morning and before bedtime.
- Floss every day – usually at bedtime.
- Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day.
- Visit your dentist every 6 months for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from decay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check the FAQ’s below to see if these provide you with any questions you have. If you are still not sure, call our office on 07 4836 5188.
What Should I Do In An Event Of A Dental Emergency?
Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.
What Should I Do To Cure A Toothache?
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organize an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.
What Should I Do If I Have A Swelling?
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.
What Should I Do If I Have Fractured My Tooth?
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Pain-free treatment is usually available by contacting us quickly.
What If I Have Knocked A Tooth Out?
The tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately. Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper. DO NOT place the tooth in water. DO place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks Contact us immediately.
What If I Have Broken My Denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.
What If I Have Lost A Crown?
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.