Early detection of Oral Cancer
One of the major benefits of periodic dental visits is the early detection and prevention of serious medical conditions like oral cancer. If left unchecked, oral cancers can metastasize to other regions and cause irreparable harm. However in many cases, the dreaded oral disease is treatable and completely curable if detected in its initial stages.
Prevent or stop gum disease in its tracks
Another condition that can be detected early during routine dental checks is gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can lead to cavities and other dental problems – which may require more patient-involved treatments like surgery, root canal therapy or permanent tooth removal.
Twice yearly visits to the dentist for routine check-ups will significantly reduce the probability of the periodontal condition progressing past the initial stages, when it can still be easily treated using minimally invasive methods.
In fact, our clinic practices guided biofilm therapy (GBT) using the AIRFLOW® system. It’s a new and less invasive approach to teeth cleaning and can in turn improve your overall experience. Especially if you find professional cleans uncomfortable due to having sensitive teeth.
Give your teeth and gums regular deep cleans and refresh your breath!
Plaque and tartar develop faster than you think. By going for regular professional cleans, your dentist will remove any build-up of plaque on your teeth and gums that normal brushing and flossing cannot get rid of. At the same time, professional cleaning regimes will flush out any foul-smelling bacteria lodged in the difficult-to-reach crevices between the teeth and gums. This will not only significantly improve your dental health, it will get rid of bad breath and refresh your oral cavity.
Together with good at-home oral hygiene practices, regular dental checks and cleans will keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition, while preventing the future onset of complicated dental and oral diseases.
The benefits of consulting a dental hygienist
A dental hygienist does a lot more that teach your little ones how to brush their teeth. Just as dentists diagnose and treat dental problems, dental hygienists make sure that your teeth remain in good repair.
Considered a rare breed in the clinical sphere, dental hygienists need to pass several state and national exams in order to start clocking work experience at a dental clinic. All qualified dental hygienists will need to complete an accredited two-year dental hygiene programme while others finish a four-year Bachelor’s of Science programme, which includes courses in hygiene theory and oral anatomy.
Dental hygienists rely on many dental tools and techniques to get the job done professionally. Adept with their hands, they use small but technologically advanced tools like hand and rotary instruments to clean teeth and ultrasonic devices to clean, polish and remove stains. They also utilise teaching aids like teeth models to show patients how to better clean their teeth, among other uses.
To keep your teeth in sparkling condition, our dental hygienists can:
- Examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays and assess your gums for any signs of periodontal disease;
- Professionally clean your teeth so as to remove hard and soft deposits of plaque and tartar;
- Keep records and chart any diseases or abnormalities of your teeth and gums.
- Apply dental sealants that will help to prevent tooth decay and cavities; and
- Teach basic oral hygiene habits and preventative strategies that promotes good oral health and proper nutrition for strong teeth and gums, etc.
To make an appointment for a Comprehensive Dental Assessment, call the friendly team at Face Value Dental on (07) 3221 0677 today!
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