The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends you regularly visit the dentist at least once every six months. Regular examinations and oral health maintenance help keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent the development of serious dental problems.
A routine examination includes a thorough visual examination to check for tooth decay, broken fillings, and to assess the gums and surrounding tissues for any gingivitis or periodontal disease or any other abnormality.
We check for signs of oral cancer on the lips, tongue, throat, palate and the floor of the mouth.
Diagnostic x-rays may be required to assist us in assessing the teeth for sub-surface decay, any bone loss related to gum disease and help screen for cysts and tumours.
Followed by a routine clean for the removal of calculus and plaque above and below the gum line. Polishing teeth to remove stains and plaque otherwise not removed during tooth brushing, and a fluoride treatment to help strengthen teeth and reduce the risk of cavities.
Starting today, you can take the first step towards enhancing your well-being and long-term health with the dental team at Choimes Dental.