General Dentistry

 

Preventive Dentistry

 

The mouth is home to billions of bacteria. Studies suggest that the mouth acts as a portal to the rest of your body. In fact, some researchers are linking gum diseases that originate in the mouth to medical conditions such as stroke,  heart diseases, diabetes , respiratory diseases. That means that if you have poor dental health, the implications reach far beyond the oral cavity. Conversely, if you look after your dental health, you protect not just your teeth and gums but your whole body as well.

Sadly, many people only see a dentist when they experience dental pain. In reality, you should avoid the occurrence of pain by actively pursuing Preventive Dentistry.

 

Prevention is better than Cure

 

At Dentist on Queen, we believe in early detection and intervention as a proactive means of Preventive Dentistry. Our zero-tolerance Early Detection policy aims to eradicate plaque before bad bacteria get a chance to accumulate or build up in the mouth.

Our experienced team of skilled dental practitioners is committed to the use of cutting edge diagnostic tools and methods – including low-radiation digital x-rays – to promote an active oral care maintenance program for all patients. The program includes such preventive measures like plaque control, oral nutrition and kid-friendly oral care education.

Our Preventive Care sessions typically comprise the following:

  • Comprehensive check-up (link to Comprehensive Oral Exam)
  • Diagnostic assessment with x-rays
  • Professional Clean and Polish
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Dental Sealant (for Kids)

Recognising the importance of these basic dental services, it is our priority at Dentist On Queen to make them affordable and accessible to the community we serve.

 

To book a Preventive Care session with our friendly team at Dentist On Queen, give us a ring at 02-96231261. You can also book online at http://www.dentistonqueen.com.au/

Tips on caring for your teeth

A few simple yet effective measures can help protect your teeth and gums.

 

Tips for brushing your teeth:

  • Brush your teeth for 2–3 minutes, twice a day, every day, using a fluoride-containing toothpaste.
  • Clean every surface of your teeth inner, outer and chewing surfaces , in a systematic way. Brush your tongue for fresher breath.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head so it is easy to reach all areas of your mouth.
  • Change your toothbrush as soon as it begins to show wear.
  • Wait at least 1 hour after a meal before brushing your teeth. This is because the acid in food and drink can temporarily soften your tooth enamel; brushing your teeth straight after eating may harm the enamel.

Ask Dr Daniel Lu about the best way to clean your teeth or find out more from the Australian Dental Association.

 

 

Floss between your teeth every day

 

Flossing helps remove food from between your teeth in the hard-to-get-at gaps that a toothbrush can’t reach. There are also other oral hygiene devices that can be used instead of, or as well as, floss. If you find using floss difficult, speak to your dentist about the best floss-alternative for your teeth.

 

Visit your dentist regularly

Everyone’s needs are different, so have a chat to your dentist about how often you need to have your teeth checked by them based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. Regular six monthly dental check-ups can identify any dental problems early and treat them if necessary.

 

You should immediately book a visit with your dentist if you have:

  • a toothache, gum or jaw pain as this may indicate dental decay or an infection that may need treatment
  • red, swollen or bleeding gums as this may indicate gum disease or an infection.
  • a dental accident such as a loosened or badly damaged tooth or one that has got knocked out.

 

 

 

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