General Dental Checkup and Hygiene
General Dental Checkup and Hygiene

Dental Check-Ups and Hygiene

Brisbane, Wavell Heights, Clayfield

Regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits can help you achieve the best oral health. These visits are critical for preventive care and allow dentists and Oral Health Therapists to catch problems early before they lead to serious health problems.

Dr Ghobrial and his team of dental professionals at Sure Dental are experienced in providing thorough and accurate general dental check-ups and dental hygiene. The Sure Dental team are motivated to make your experience a positive and comfortable one and will ensure that your questions are answered. You can be confident that Sure Dental will take care of all your dental needs. We recommend a check-up every 6 months. Call the Sure Dental team today to discuss your next check-up.

Why a General Checkup?

Prevention is key when it comes to your dental health. Regular dental check-ups are important to ensure your gums and teeth remain healthy. These visits allow your dentist and Oral Health Therapist to identify any potential problems.

Teeth do not tend to give any discomfort until the problem is quite serious. Early intervention can keep small problems small, which means less pain and less cost to you.

At Sure Dental, we encourage regular appointments to give you the best chance for optimal oral hygiene. Regular appointments allow us to become more familiar with you and your health history so that you stay on track.

Our practice is equipped with additional comforts to keep you relaxed, like cushions, blankets and media entertainment. Regular check-ups allow us a better chance to quickly detect issues such as:

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Tooth wear
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Decay on or between teeth
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Gum disease
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Fractured teeth and cracked teeth
Early detection often means the prevention of more serious health issues, such as oral cancer and other health issues. For example, gum disease is a problem that usually has no early symptoms, but left untreated can allow bone loss around your teeth due to build-up of bacteria. Gum issues like this can affect systemic health with links to diabetes and heart issues. Early detection can prevent this scenario and allow the dentist to catch other problems, too, like tooth decay and acid reflux that can erode teeth.

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene visits allow the Hygienist and Oral Health Therapists (OHT) to evaluate, clean and polish your teeth. Dental teeth cleaning visits ensure that tartar and plaque remain in check, so it doesn’t lead to cavities or gum disease.

Your Hygienist or OHT may also use this time to perform an oral cancer examination and to provide a fluoride treatment. Regular visits help us learn about your oral health so we can recognise changes early and intervene if problems arise.

Dental hygiene visits allow the Hygienist and Oral Health Therapists (OHT) to evaluate, clean and polish your teeth. Dental teeth cleaning visits ensure that tartar and plaque remain in check, so it doesn’t lead to cavities or gum disease.

Your Hygienist or OHT may also use this time to perform an oral cancer examination and to provide a fluoride treatment. Regular visits help us learn about your oral health so we can recognise changes early and intervene if problems arise.

Loretta M.

We are always treated like part of the Sure Dental family. All the staff are very friendly and professional. Our teeth and dental health are their top priority and in great hands.

Loretta M.

What to Expect During a General Dental Exam

 

A general dental check-up is an examination and evaluation of your teeth, soft tissues and overall oral health. During the visit, your dentist and Oral Health Therapist will personalise your examination to your individual situation. Those who have not seen a dentist in a few years will have different procedures than those who have regular cleans and examinations every 6 months. Overall, one can expect at least a few of the following steps to take place:

An evaluation of your health and oral history
Examination of the teeth, gums and mouth; this may require the use of special mirrors or other explorer tools to find any hidden problems
Evaluation of bite and jaw position
Demonstration or discussion of teeth cleaning techniques, especially for problem areas
X-rays or dental radiography; these may be taken every two years or more
Digital photos
3D digital scan
Smile assessment
During the check-up, your dentist and Oral Health Therapist may discuss your diet, medications and other areas that pertain to or affect your oral health. This is because certain foods can increase the likelihood of tooth decay, while some medications may cause dry mouth, which sets an environment for increased decay and infection. At Sure Dental, you can be confident that our experienced team is prepared to do a thorough examination and treat problems as soon as possible.

Results of Your Dental Checkup

 

Once your examination is complete, your Dentist will discuss your oral health and any problems with you. We will advise you of all your treatment options, the pros and cons of each option. We will then support you with whichever direction you would like to take.

If you have pain or your teeth are sensitive when you come in, don’t worry because you are in good hands. With the advantages of topical anaesthesia and other quick numbing agents, we can help you to be as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible. We also cater to patients who experience stress to ensure the visit is a positive experience.

Results of Your Dental Checkup

Once your examination is complete, your Dentist will discuss your oral health and any problems with you. We will advise you of all your treatment options, the pros and cons of each option. We will then support you with whichever direction you would like to take.

If you have pain or your teeth are sensitive when you come in, don’t worry because you are in good hands. With the advantages of topical anaesthesia and other quick numbing agents, we can help you to be as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible. We also cater to patients who experience stress to ensure the visit is a positive experience.

Between Dental Visits

 

You can do a lot at home to help your oral health stay in top shape. Our Dental Hygienist will educate you on the best way to brush your teeth and how often you should floss. They can recommend the best toothpaste and mouthwash and even prepare and send home a tooth whitening kit if requested. Sometimes diet recommendations are provided that can help heal or maintain good oral health and prevent future problems.

What you do at home is important for good dental health. While your Dentist or Hygienist will go over your individualised plan, there are some generalities that most people should consider such as:

Brush at least twice daily with your doctor recommended toothpaste
Floss regularly
Limit sugary foods and brush or rinse your teeth after you do eat them
Avoid chewing ice or other hard items that can lead to cracks in your teeth (these are often unseen until they lead to problems and pain)
Stay well hydrated and minimise acidic or sugar containing drinks
Stick to your doctor-recommended regular dental checkups to ensure there are no hidden problems
Prevention is the easiest and least invasive way to care for your teeth. Keeping up your oral health routine at home will help you keep future problems to a minimum.

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Isaac C.

Sure dental is a great dental practice. They are very organised and friendly people. Always on time & never have to wait.

Isaac C.

Schedule Your Checkup Today

 
Take charge of your health and your smile and call today for a general dental examination and hygiene visit. Your Clinical Concierge is ready to help fill all your dental needs with care and professionalism. We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible and we ensure your visit is all about you. So, call today and let us serve you and your family, and we look forward to meeting you.

Schedule Your Checkup Today

Take charge of your health and your smile and call today for a general dental examination and hygiene visit. Your Clinical Concierge is ready to help fill all your dental needs with care and professionalism. We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible and we ensure your visit is all about you. So, call today and let us serve you and your family, and we look forward to meeting you.

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