Preventative Dentistry in Hampton and Fairfield VIC
Creating a healthy foundation is one of the best ways to protect the future of your smile. Each of our preventive services is designed to help you prevent disease, preserve healthy teeth, and enjoy better overall health. Professional cleanings allow us to remove decay and gum disease-causing bacteria from your smile. Over time, plaque begins to accumulate and calcify over the surfaces of the teeth and below the gum lines. These deposits cannot be cleaned away with regular brushing and flossing. Instead, our hygienists will gently scale away the deposits to provide your teeth with a clean surface area that promotes healthy gum attachment.
Once the teeth are thoroughly cleaned, they will also be polished to remove any surface stains. A customized oral hygiene plan will also be discussed as needed to improve your oral care between visits.
We understand that our patients want to feel involved in their own care planning process. Should one of our dentists identify any concerns or areas that require treatment, we will make these visible through our intra-oral camera or digital radiographs on an in room monitor. This improves our ability to relay vital information to you, in order for you to make an educated choice about your plan of care.
Minimising Care Needs
Prolonging your dental check-up can make early detection and early intervention of areas of concern difficult. That with early intervention may have been easier to treat, may now require extensive therapy; such as endodontic treatment or oral surgery.
Through regularly scheduled exams, we can pinpoint concerns while they are smaller and simpler to correct. This not only reduces your out of pocket expenses, it also maximises the health and integrity of your natural teeth. During an exam, we will screen for conditions such as:
- Oral Cancer
- Bone Loss
- Periodontal Disease
- Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
- TMJ Disorder
- Occlusal Anomalies
We recommend that most healthy patients receive preventive care every 6 months. If it has been longer since you received an exam or clean, call us at either of our locations in Melbourne.