As part of preventive dentistry, regular dental check-ups and cleaning are essential in maintaining good oral health.
During your first visit, we aim to gain an in-depth understanding of your medical history and dental health. We may perform 3d dental X-rays or digital imaging scans if necessary and examine your teeth for any dental problems.
During an examination, we will check your teeth for decay, assess the general health of your gums and check your teeth alignment to see if any orthodontic treatment can benefit your dental health.
Dental X-rays are taken to examine or identify problems with your teeth that cannot be discovered during a visual clinical examination, such as impacted wisdom teeth, abscesses, cysts and tumors. Dental X-rays are safe and contain very low levels of radiation and the risks far outweigh the benefits. At Dentist Mandy, we utilize the latest 3D X-ray technology to ensure we can identify problems
Whether we need to take an X-ray will depend on the results of your clinical examination, dental history and risks of developing cavities or gum disease.
Plaque that is not removed from daily brushing and flossing will harden into calculus that can only be removed by your dentist with special cleaning equipment. Regular cleaning visits at your dentist can prevent your gums from mild inflammation (gingivitis) that could lead to tooth loss.
We often apply concentrated fluoride gel or foam on your teeth after scaling and cleaning your teeth. The fluoride treatment can help remineralise your enamel and protect your teeth in the next few months.
The chewing surfaces of your molars contain pits and grooves called fissures which can difficult to clean. Plaque often thrives in these fissures, which can result in cavities or tooth decay.
At Dentist Mandy, we can use a dental sealant to protect your teeth from decay by applying a thin layer of sealant over the fissure. This is a pain-free procedure and can be easily replaced if it is chipped or worn away.
As dental professionals, we are committed to maintaining your long-term dental health. Your overall health can affect the health of your mouth – therefore we are committed to learning about your medical history and working with your other health professionals
We take pride in offering preventative dentistry to promote good oral health. Did you know that by maintaining dental hygiene habits and visiting your dentist regularly for a check-up and clean, you can safeguard yourself against painful dental conditions and expensive dental treatments? Book an appointment with Dentist Mandy to take early steps towards improving your oral health
For a dental checkup is it recommended that you should see your dentist every 6 months to ensure the good health of your teeth.
Yes. Dental X-rays are safe and contain very low levels of radiation and the risks far outweigh the benefits. Here Dentist Mandy take all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety and limitation to exposure of radiation.
Dental X-rays information should be updated one to two years most commonly for patients.
Yes. Scaling and cleaning is a very safe procedure. There is no pain or discomfort, and at the very least, you may feel a slight tickling on your teeth.
No. After scaling and cleaning, a very small amount of fluoride gel of foam is applied on your teeth which quickly hardens, and so it is hard to swallow the fluoride.