Why a Professional Teeth Clean Is a Great Idea
Life is busy and maintaining a consistently high level of general health
can sometimes seem overwhelming. Once we have incorporated healthy eating
habits, daily exercise, general health checks, and quality sleep, we might
think we’ve got it covered. But good oral health is central to good
overall health and it can often be overlooked.
Don’t feel excited by the thought of regular visits to the dentist?
Don’t worry. Here at
Greenslopes Dental, we understand. Whether it’s a feeling of anxiety or worries about
cost, our team can help you. We offer a range of exceptional and friendly
dentists full of good advice and great care plans.
Dental procedures such as regular cleaning are quick, pain-free, and surprisingly
affordable. It’s also one of the best things you can do for yourself.
A professional clean can catch problems early, prevent decay and disease,
and leave you with an attractive looking smile!
Cleaning and Scaling
Plaque and tartar build-up – it happens to us all, and some of us
are genetically predisposed to naturally accumulating more plaque.
Plaque and tartar irritate gums and allow bacteria to become trapped around
the teeth and gums, leading to periodontal disease (decay). Your dentist
will gently scrape this away leaving your teeth fresh and clean, without
the scaly build-up. They will also clean in between the teeth.
After your appointment, try running your tongue along your clean teeth.
You will realise just how much you had gotten used to having that build-up
in your mouth.
A pocket reading is when the dentist or hygienist gently probes at your
gums. Gums that come away from the tooth or bleed indicate that gum disease
if present. If this is the case, you will be given an appropriate treatment
plan. Sometimes gum disease can be treated through at-home care, but sometimes
Cleaner and Whiter
A professional clean is a great place to start before considering whitening
options. A good clean can be all you need to bring your teeth back to
a colour you are confident with. Caffeine, tobacco and genetics and age
can all contribute to yellowing of teeth. Cutting back on these foods,
drinking more water and regular cleaning at home can help to maintain
that professional clean feeling until your next appointment.
How Often Should I Have My Teeth Professionally Cleaned?
It is recommended to have teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. If
it has been a while since you had your teeth cleaned, or even if you never
have, there is no need for embarrassment or concern. Our friendly family
dentists are a
professional team and we will put you at ease
For more information or to book in your next professional clean, talk to
the team at Greenslopes Dental. Call us on 07 3054 6740 or
make an appointment online.