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Checkup and Clean

Regular preventative dental care keeps your smile healthy. By statistically lowering your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, you can enjoy both healthier teeth and improved overall wellness.

Through gentle preventative care—and a bit of encouragement from our team—we aim to help your family maintain your teeth for life. The sooner potential issues are spotted, the smaller (and less costly) the treatment needs are. Reversing the early signs of dental disease starts with a dedicated home hygiene plan and six-monthly cleans to remove the buildup that accumulates between checkups.

Gentle, Thorough Buildup Removal

We utilise state-of-the-art prophylactic equipment like the EMS Airflow device. This technology provides exemplary cleaning for gentle tartar and plaque removal. In a matter of minutes, we can safely lift tenacious staining and calcified deposits throughout your mouth. The results? A stabilised environment that promotes healthy teeth and gums.

Throughout your clean, we’ll pinpoint specific areas that may need attention or modified hygiene methods. Together, we’ll work by your side to identify the best way to keep your smile healthy between your six-month visits.

Will I Need X-rays?

Digital X-rays allow us to see into areas that aren’t visible during your clinical exam. These low-dose images are completely safe for patients of all ages. After establishing baseline readings for tooth and bone health, we will take intermittent images every year or so to check for new signs of decay or bone loss.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Precancerous tissues can be extremely difficult to find on your own. As dental professionals, we know the inside of your mouth better than anyone. That’s why we thoroughly screen for potential cancerous (pathological) tissues during each checkup. Caught early enough, oral cancer screenings can be lifesaving.

How do you know if you have oral cancer? Make us aware of any sores that do not heal, difficulty swallowing or tissues that don’t look like the ones immediately around them. A small biopsy may be necessary for a formal diagnosis.

Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is a preventable condition. Unfortunately, it’s also the leading cause of tooth loss. The infection begins as gingivitis but evolves into diseased gum tissues as well as bone shrinkage. Depending on your risk factors and the stage of disease, you might observe symptoms such as

  • Bleeding gums
  • Tenderness
  • Tooth mobility
  • Gum recession
  • Bad breath
  • Heavy tartar buildup

Early screenings for tissue detachment and bone loss help us stop gum disease in its tracks. If allowed to go untreated, periodontal infections can dramatically raise your chances of a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, pneumonia, uncontrolled diabetes and even reproductive health concerns (in both men and women).

Scheduling six-monthly cleans can help you reduce your risk of periodontitis-induced bone loss.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Most common dental ailments are preventable. We’re here to help you enjoy a smile that will be here for years to come. Should you have any specific concerns, please be sure to let us know.

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Checkup and Clean Kew, Kew East, Hawthorn VIC | (03) 9853 1800