Regular Check-Up & Clean Service
Here at Brisbane Dental, we believe that prevention is better than cure. This is what makes regular check-ups and cleans really important, as they allow us to detect any problems before they arise, ensuring that you have healthy teeth and gums for life.
In order to achieve this, we recommend that all of our patients visit us every three to six months.
If your teeth appear healthy to you, then these check-ups will help prevent any problems from occurring. Meanwhile, if you are already exhibiting any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, these appointments are essential as they can prevent the problems from worsening.
What Will Happen at my Check-Up and Clean?
We pride ourselves on providing safe and friendly dental services. From the moment you enter our modern practice, you’ll discover a team of experts to help and assist you in any way that they can. If you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, you should tell your dentist immediately. Although they’ll likely recognise the signs, by being open and honest with them, you’ll be able to build a bond of trust.
This way, they’ll also be able to tailor your treatment (as much as possible) in an attempt to avoid any triggers for your anxiety or phobia.
Following this, your dentist will ask you questions about your oral health. This will cover general points such as whether you notice any pain or discomfort while eating or drinking, what your oral health routine is and whether you’ve experienced any problems with any of the dental work you’ve had fitted previously, such as a crown coming loose.
Once the dentist is satisfied, they’ll begin to examine your mouth. While they’re inspecting your mouth, they’re assessing the overall health of your teeth and gums. They’ll also look for any problems or causes for concern. If necessary, they may also take x-rays.
After your check-up, your dentist will professionally clean your teeth. This is useful for getting rid of any plaque or removing any tartar build-up. Depending on the overall condition of your teeth and whether any tartar is found in any hard to reach places, you may experience some mild discomfort while your teeth are cleaned. If this is the case, you can simply raise your hand and the dentist will stop the treatment.
Once your teeth have been cleaned, you’ll have the opportunity to rinse your mouth with water, and a protective topical fluoride gel is applied to the surface of the teeth.
After this, your dentist will provide you with a summary of the treatment.
At this point, they will tell you about their findings and may offer you suggestions on how you can improve your oral health or prevent problems occurring in the future. This is an ideal opportunity for you to have a discussion with your dentist and ask them any questions that you may have.
Finally, your dentist will tell you when to make your next appointment for. You can do this at reception on your way out when you pay for your treatment.