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Regular dental check-ups are a vital part of good oral health care.
To keep your gums and teeth in their healthiest condition, it is recommended to visit your dentist every six months for a dental examination unless otherwise advised. Our passionate and friendly dental team will ensure you are in the very best of care every time you visit for your dental check-up. You’ll feel instantly at ease in our comfortable and modern clinic, and our caring dental professionals will help alleviate any stresses you might have and answer all of your questions.
We also offer non-invasive dental consultations where we can discuss your dental issues, concerns as well as treatment options. Call us on 03 9855 0702 to book your dental consultation today.
There are two parts to your full dental check-up at Instant Cosmetic & Dental Surgery. The first is the examination. This involves an in-depth inspection of your teeth, gums and mouth. Your dentist will ask you whether you’ve had any concerns since your last visit and check for cavities, plaque or tartar on the teeth. They will also check the gums and spaces between your teeth and gums. They will look for signs of oral diseases and ailments, diagnose any oral problems and make treatment recommendations.
The second part of your dental check-up is the dental scale and clean. While brushing and flossing are vital for your oral health, you cannot remove tartar at home. Your dentist will professionally deep clean your teeth, removing plaque or tartar build-up through the use of specialised instruments. This process is called scaling. Once your teeth have been scaled, they are then polished to remove any stains visible on the tooth surface. Your dentist might also make recommendations or additional instructions on brushing or general oral care for you to follow through at home.
A thorough dental check-up will be able to determine the reasons behind why you might be experiencing pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums. A key cause for toothache is typically tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when a hole forms in your tooth – also known as a cavity. This is caused when sugars in food or drink such as candy, soda and cereal turn into acid due to the bacteria in your mouth. This combines with your saliva to create plaque which then clings to your teeth and dissolves the enamel, creating little holes.
A dental filling procedure is a simple and effective way to restore full functionality to the tooth. We will remove and clean the decayed tooth area and fill the hole with a strong, tooth-coloured material. Dental fillings stop plaque or bacteria from filling up inside the cavity and reinforce the tooth from chipping or breaking.