Regular dental check-ups are the key to maintaining good oral health and addressing any issues that may arise. Typically, oral hygiene visits are scheduled every six months. This can help prevent many of the problems that lead to decay and tooth loss, and is important in the early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.
At each visit, your Dentist will carefully analyse your full mouth and give the most appropriate advice to assist in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for life.
Regular brushing and flossing is essential to ensure the care we take at your regular appointments is maintained. If you are unsure whether you are brushing and flossing your teeth correctly, your Dentist will be happy to advise you on this issue.
Healthy gums also need to be maintained to keep your teeth well-positioned and stable. Gum disease can begin for no apparent reason and can remain unnoticed for a considerable amount of time. Occasional bleeding and soreness can lead to the gums receding and teeth becoming unstable. This problem is treatable and can be prevented by taking good care of your gums and regular visits to your hygienist.
If your gums are not properly maintained, gum disease may occur. If this disease is not treated, it will destroy the gum tissue and bone, eventually leading to tooth loss.