At Perry Vale Dental Practice, we recognise that routine check-ups and teeth cleanings are essential in maintaining your oral health and preventing things like tooth decay and gum disease. We are committed to providing a comprehensive dental care plan tailored to each client’s needs. Our dental hygienist and dentist work together to develop each client with an oral maintenance programme.
In many cases, dental problems can exist without showing any signs. For example, gum disease does not display any obvious warning symptoms, however, it affects around 95% of the population, especially those who smoke, take medication or suffer from a chronic illness. If left untreated, gum disease can do irreversible damage to your teeth. Our dentist, therefore, recommends getting a dental check-up at least once a year. Checkups and cleanings are essential preventative measures in reducing the risk of major dental issues.
Ignoring any dental problems can potentially affect your overall health. Harmful bacteria can quickly enter into your bloodstream. This increases the risk of weakening your immune system, hardening your arteries, or even affecting vital organs such as your heart, brain and lungs. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to health problems such as heart disease, dementia, respiratory infections, and diabetic complications.
It is important to maintain a consistent dental routine at home and to attend regular dental check-ups as a preventative measure to stay healthy and reduce the risk of costly procedures in the future. Appointments are easy to make through our website!
DENTAL SCALE AND CLEAN
Dental cleaning is essential in maintaining oral health. It is the process of removing dental plaque from the teeth, preventing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular dental procedures. It is the process of making teeth lighter and eliminating discolouration and staining. Teeth whitening greatly improves the appearance of your teeth, giving you a better smile.
Dental screening is a revision of the mouth from the lips, tongue, teeth, gums, inside of the cheeks and palate to identify oral diseases, especially tooth decay.
Dental x-rays are images that help diagnose and treat dental problems before they become more serious.
Dental Flossing is a procedure that removes food residue and dental plaque between the teeth in areas not reached by a toothbrush. A string made of fine filaments is used.
Polishing is done using a low-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that rotates at the end. The prophylaxis paste is rotated around the teeth to make them smooth.
The fluoride process consists of a fluoride gel placed in small, flexible foam trays and placed on the teeth for 30 seconds. It helps to strengthen the teeth where they have been weakened by acids from the bacteria in dental plaque.