Regular dental exams are essential in maintaining good oral health and dental wellbeing. An exam offers your dentist the opportunity to provide you with tips and recommendations on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early on.
Early diagnosis of tooth decay
Diagnosis of gum disease
Oral cancer screening
This is part of good oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque and staining from teeth.
Removal of dental plaque (build up) from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease using various instruments and devices
Removes calculus (hardened dental plaque) not removed by daily manual cleaning
Discuss brushing and flossing techniques, how to decrease your risk of decay and nutritional advice
Good oral hygiene can prevent cavities, plaque build-up and gum disease in the future
Fissure sealants are a preventative treatment to help prevent tooth decay. This is a clear material that is placed within the grooves of your teeth. Sometimes your tooth brush can’t quite get right down to these grooves, which leaves a small amount of bacteria. Fissure seals fill the grooves and stops bacteria from getting into those hard to reach places.
Fissure seals can prevent you from needing a filling in the future, saving you time and money not to mention the structure and health of your teeth.
A custom fitted guard worn in the mouth while playing sport. This guard helps to absorb and prevent the impact from a blow to the face, keeping the teeth safe.
Helps to prevent tooth loss or breakage
Helps to prevent damage to the jaw
The cost of a mouthguard is less than the cost to fix the teeth/jaw from trauma
Helps prevent time off from work/school as a result of sports related facial trauma and pain
Dental x-rays are a type of image of the teeth and mouth.
Used to find problems below the gum line that are not visible to the naked eye
Can help the practitioner see areas of decay between teeth or below fillings
Assist to diagnose tooth infection, cysts or bone loss due to gum disease
X-rays (Full mouth)
X-rays (Full mouth)
A panoramic x-ray requires a special machine that rotates around the head.
The x-ray captures the entire jaw and teeth in one shot.
Checks for impacted wisdom teeth, jaw problems, sinus issues and detect where the nerves are located.