Prevention of tooth decay and gum disease
Eliminate bad breath
Keep your smile white and bright
Receive the best information about how to look after your teeth
With a friendly and caring team of dentists and assistants, nobody needs to worry about a visit to the dentist anymore. Feel at ease knowing that we have your best interests at heart. At Toothpals Dental Care, we like to build long term relationships with our patients and their families.
Diagnosis and Planning
After listening to your concerns and thorough examination, your dentist is in a position to explain any problems, treatment required and costs. It is very important to us that you understand everything we are explaining and encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
The dentist clean feel not only feels great but it is one of the best preventative treatments we offer to fight gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath
We all need to visit the dentist for dental and oral health check ups. Seeing us regularly will avoid nasty surprises and allow us to detect any problems in their early stages. Many problems can be present for years prior to causing any pain and discomfort and often, at the onset of pain, teeth are unrestorable or prolonged treatment is required.
What will happen during my check up?
Your dentist is here to help! There’s no need to be scared or anxious. Firstly, the dentist will ask you if you have any problems or concerns and will address these along with a thorough check of your teeth and mouth.
Things the dentist is looking for…
- Tooth decay
- Health of your gums, presence of gingivitis or gum disease
- Broken, worn or eroded teeth
- Grinding and wear
- Presence of infections
- Spacing and alignment of teeth
- Eruption of teeth in children and teenagers
- Screening for oral cancer and other lesions
- Health of your saliva
Tooth decay in an adult molar
Severe tooth decay seen in multiple teeth of a child
Every two to three years, your dentist may want to take x-rays of your back teeth. These are called bitewing radiographs and they are really important for checking underneath old fillings and between the molars where it is difficult to see. Without these x-rays, we can miss small areas of decay.
Bitewing x-rays are very useful for detecting tooth decay
Your dentist may occasionally want to see a larger OPG x-ray of your whole mouth. OPGs are great at giving a broad overview of your teeth, jaws, sinus and jaw joint (TMJ). They are very useful for checking the eruption of teeth (including wisdom teeth), looking for dental infections and other pathologies and for examining your TMJ and sinus.
Check Ups are mainly about prevention
The great thing about regular check ups is that they give you and your dentist a chance to discuss any concerns before they arise and allow you ask questions about how to improve your teeth.
Your dentist will give you tips and trick on how to look after your teeth better and may suggest preventative treatments to further protect your teeth.
Professional cleaning…why do I need it?
A lot of patients comment that their teeth “feel soooo good” after a professional clean. Yes they do, but we don’t just clean teeth for that feel good feeling!
Professional cleaning is performed to remove areas of plaque, calculus and staining that you cannot remove at home. Areas that are difficult to get to like under the gums or deep between your teeth. By having your teeth cleaned regularly, we are preventing gum disease and reducing your risk of decay along with leaving you with fresh breath and a healthier mouth.
Regular cleaning prevents gum disease and tooth decay
Your dentist will advise how often you should have your teeth professionally cleaned but research has shown that most people should have this done every 6 months.
Before and after professional cleaning
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