Comprehensive Check-Up and Teeth Cleaning
When it comes to your oral health, prevention is better than cure. At Moranbah Dental, our primary focus is on preventing problems such as tooth decay and gum disease by scheduling regular check-up appointments with our dentists and educating our patients about how to take the best care of their teeth and gums every day.
A preventive approach to dentistry not only saves you the cost of corrective treatments in the future, but also helps you avoid the pain and possible long-term effects of dental disease. Poor oral health doesn't only affect your mouth, but can also increase your risk factor for other serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke – so good oral care can be vital for overall health and wellbeing.
If you or your family are due for a check-up, or you want to talk to a local dentist for advice, call our friendly team at Moranbah Dental on (07) 4941 7336.
Regular check-ups give your dentist the chance to spot signs of problems before they can cause serious damage. When you visit our dental clinic for your regular appointment, we'll give you a complete oral health assessment that may involve taking an x-ray.
Whether it's common oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, alignment issues that could benefit from orthodontic treatment, or other problems that need attention, our dentists can detect possible issues before obvious symptoms develop and recommend appropriate treatments.
Regular check-ups combined with a good daily oral care routine make it less likely that you'll need corrective treatments such as a filling or root canal. We'll recommend the ideal visiting frequency for you based on your individual oral health needs.
Professional teeth cleaning
As part of your routine dental visit, we recommend professional cleaning and scaling. This can help to remove surface stains from your teeth as well as plaque (calculus) that may have built up on your teeth since your last visit, to lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
After your professional clean and scale, we can also apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth. This creates a barrier that helps to protect them against further decay.
Oral health advice
Good oral care doesn't end at the dentist, it's also about what you do every day. If we think that you or your family could benefit from improving your oral hygiene routine, or if there's something you want help with, our team is always available to offer advice, demonstrate the best techniques and recommend products.
To take the best care of your teeth and gums every day, you should:
- brush your teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes, using fluoride toothpaste
- clean between your teeth at least once a day using floss or an interdental cleaner
- follow a balanced diet and cut down on sugar that causes tooth decay
- drink plenty of water, especially tap water for the benefit of added fluoride
- wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth during sports
- visit our dentists every 6 to 12 months for a check-up and clean