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Checkups at Randwick Dental Clinic

Randwick Preventative Dental Care

dentist greeting patientA healthy smile starts with great preventative care at home and at our family dental practice! Through focused strategies and hygiene techniques, you can lower your risk of common oral health concerns like cavities, gum disease and tooth loss.

We recommend a preventative scale and clean every six months (more often if you’re recovering from gum disease). These frequent visits make it possible to maintain a good state of oral health and intervene as early as possible vany issues start to pop up.

Cleans and Periodontal Screenings

During your scale and clean, we’ll evaluate your teeth and gums for signs of periodontal disease. Some of the symptoms you should be on the lookout for include

  • Receding gumlines
  • Bleeding when you brush and floss
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Heavy tartar buildup

Since the earliest stage of gum disease — gingivitis — is reversible, we aim to help you keep your smile clean through modified oral hygiene techniques and regular scales. But when periodontal infections take root, they require more therapeutic deep cleanings to halt the infection.

We’ll measure your gum attachment levels and assess bone height on your X-rays to prevent additional damage before it leads to tooth loss.

Fissure Sealants

Protective dental sealants safeguard hard-to-clean areas like the deep grooves and pits in your back teeth (molars). Sealants aren’t fillings, so they’re painless to have placed; it only takes a few minutes per tooth.

We recommend sealing your child’s permanent molars shortly after they erupt, which is usually around ages 6 and 12, respectively. Adults can get sealants too! If you have a history of frequent cavities, be sure to request this preventative procedure at your next checkup.

Diagnostic Digital X-rays

Taking intermittent dental X-rays allows us to see areas that aren’t visible during your clinical exam. With this added imagery, we’re able to stop cavities and gum disease earlier, while they’re less invasive and more affordable to treat.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Each of our patients receive an oral cancer screening annually. Since precancerous tissues can be difficult to find on your own, thorough screenings could save your life. Risk factors for oral cancer include everything from sun exposure and viruses to tobacco or alcohol use.

Equipping Our Patients

Modifying your oral hygiene routine to fit your unique anatomy is important. If you have fixed restorations like bridges, we can show you different resources to utilise while cleaning hard-to-reach areas. Our team will share various techniques and hygiene aids to make your everyday maintenance as easy — and thorough — as possible.

Are You Due for a Scale and Clean?

If it’s been longer than six months since your last checkup, contact us today to book an appointment.
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Randwick Dental Checkups, Coogee, Maroubra, Clovelly, Kensington NSW | (02) 9314 5226