Dental Check-Up and Clean

Preventative dental care for a healthy smile

No matter your age, you can always benefit from a general dental check-up and professional cleaning of your teeth. Maintaining a healthy smile can work wonders for your confidence, peace of mind and general well-being. Smiling and laughing are such important parts of life, so you should take every opportunity to ensure you feel comfortable showing off your pearly whites. By visiting our Castle Hill dental practice, our expert team of qualified dentists can perform a range of preventative dental treatments to help you improve your oral health, reducing the risk of gum disease and preventing tooth decay.

A dental check-up and teeth cleaning is typically a very comfortable experience. So, if you’re feeling nervous about your appointment, take solace in knowing a dental check-up appointment is really no big deal and you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face. Through regular and ongoing dental check-ups, our Castle Hill dentists can help you achieve and maintain your best oral health.

If you practise healthy oral hygiene habits at home, you usually only require a check-up and clean every six months. If you’re unsure if and when you require a dental check-up and clean, here’s what our Castle Hill dental care team recommends: 

Every 6 months

If your teeth and gums are feeling healthy and aren’t causing discomfort, it’s usually an excellent idea to get a check-up and cleaning every six months. Even though you might practise excellent dental hygiene at home, there are possibilities for gum diseases and other dental issues that only a qualified dentist can identify. Some issues might also exist while showing no symptoms, making dental check-ups even more important. Having your teeth cleaned every six months is also an extremely effective preventative gum disease treatment. 

When you feel concerned about your oral health

If your teeth or gums are causing you discomfort or if you suspect you’re experiencing some dental issues, we highly recommend booking an appointment with our Castle Hill dental practice. As the saying goes, ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’. This can’t be more true when it comes to dental care. If you’re feeling discomfort in your gums or perhaps a tooth feels loose, it might be a sign of gingivitis (a mild gum disease). Don’t let this stress you out, though! A simple check-up and cleaning can work wonders for your oral health, preventing gingivitis. 

As recommended by your dentist

After visiting the Village Dentist dental clinic in Castle Hill, our experienced team of dentists will recommend when you should visit next. After a check-up and thorough  cleaning, they can gain an accurate insight into the health of your teeth and gums. Depending on their expert opinion, they can recommend an ideal frequency for your dental visits. So, while a check-up and cleaning every six months are often enough to maintain your dental health, it’s still best to follow the individualised recommendation of your dentist.

Some people dread a dental check-up, but in truth, it’s quick and comfortable and definitely worth the time! When you visit our Castle Hill dental practice for a check-up and clean, you can expect the following stages:

1. Oral examination

Our dental team at The Village Dentist performs visual and manual screening to check the health of your teeth, gums and all soft tissues in your mouth. They observe many indications of potential dental issues, such as your bite alignment, gum health, plaque build-up, and loose, decayed or broken teeth, as well as examine tissues for signs of oral cancer. Our dentists at the Castle Hill dental clinic listen to you carefully and consider your concerns, which they take onboard while examining your teeth and gums.

2. Dental x-rays

Depending on if you’re a regular at the dental clinic in Castle Hill, your dentist might recommend a dental x-ray. They might also recommend an x-ray if your current records are over a year old. This can provide our team with an in-depth insight into the health of your teeth and gums. It allows our team to identify potential dental issues that are not visible to the human eye, such as tooth roots, hidden decay and infections and bone loss from undiagnosed gum disease. 

3. Provision of a personalised treatment plan 

In most aspects of life, everyone is different, including everyone’s teeth! For this reason, we provide you with a personalised dental treatment plan, as we understand that not everyone requires the same treatment. After a visit with our dentists in Castle Hill, they’ll develop, discuss and provide a treatment plan unique to your smile. If the term ‘treatment plan’ doesn’t sit well with you, it’s helpful to know that many treatment plans involve non-invasive options, avoiding the need for dental surgery.

4. Scale and polish

Typically, a scale and polish are part of a general check-up. Our dentists and hygienists carefully remove plaque that can build up around your teeth. They also remove tartar, which are calcified deposits that usually form on the gum line. A scale and polish are extremely important in preventing gum disease and gum infections. 

5. Flouride treatment

Flouride is an important mineral that helps strengthen your enamel and protect your teeth from tooth decay caused by plaque and tartar buildup. It’s an excellent mineral for fighting harmful bacteria that can affect your teeth and gums. At the end of the check-up and cleaning, your dentist applies a fluoride product to your teeth.

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