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A Healthy Mouth

Regular dental hygiene appointments prevent gum disease.

Regular appointments with our dental hygienist prevent gum disease.

Regular dental hygiene appointments to clean and polish your teeth are the cornerstone of any great smile and the foundation of good oral health. CDC Dental utilises a dental hygienist to clean teeth and maintain gum health to ensure that our patients have a healthy mouth.

Scheduled Maintenance

More adults lose their teeth as a result of gum (periodontal) disease than from any other cause. Thankfully gum disease is preventable, and if already present, manageable. With regularly scheduled dental check-ups and hygiene appointments your mouth can remain healthy and free from gum disease.

Dental Hygienist

A Dental Hygienist is a registered professional who is specifically trained in the prevention and treatment of gum disease and an absolute integral part of the preventive dental team at CDC Dental.

At CDC Dental we recommend you visit us every 6 months for regular cleaning. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or are considered at risk, we may recommend that you come in once every three to four months to ensure optimum health for your gums.

Our Hygienist at CDC Dental

Our dental hygienist, Dorothy.

Our dental hygienist, Dorothy.

Dorothy’s broad experience in dentistry and great personality ensures that she will care for your dental health in the most gentle, thorough and pleasant manner. The patient and dental hygienist work together on a maintenance strategy to prevent the repeated incidence of gum disease.

Dental Hygiene Appointment

During your dental hygiene appointment, the dental hygienist will:

  • Make an initial assessment of your gums and jaw bone health to evaluate their current condition.
  • Provide professional scaling which entails the removal of calculus, plaque and bacteria responsible for gum disease.
  • Complete comprehensive polishing of your teeth to remove unsightly stains in order to give you a fresher and healthier looking smile.
  • Apply fluoride solutions to prevent tooth decay.
  • Take periodic x-rays to establish the condition of pre-existing restorations, to check for cavities and to assess and monitor bone health.
  • Demonstrate individual and personalised oral hygiene techniques most suitable for you to keep your teeth and gums in optimal health.
  • Provide dietary advice relating to the prevention of oral disease.

Understanding Gum Disease

The leading cause of tooth loss in adults 30-years or older.

Gingivitis

The build-up of tartar and plaque leads to inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis. If you are not flossing or brushing your teeth regularly or correctly you might notice your gums being red, swollen or perhaps bleeding. Removing all the plaque and tartar from your teeth, and keeping it off can cure gingivitis.

Periodontitis

A disease of the gums and the supporting bone of the teeth. Usually occurs as a result of untreated chronic gingivitis. When inflammation gets into the supporting bone it irreversibly damages the bone in that area. As the bone resorbs or shrinks away teeth may become sore and/or loose, resulting in tooth loss. Bone loss caused by periodontitis is not reversible. The bone will never grow back. If you have periodontitis it takes careful monitoring, diligent home care and thorough dental hygiene therapy to arrest its’ progress. With regular dental hygiene visits we can plan a series of treatments to slow down the process and prevent early tooth loss. In many cases we can successfully stop further deterioration to the gum tissues enabling you to hold onto your teeth longer.

Call CDC Dental on (02) 9231 3822 or use our online form to contact us and schedule a time to come in and discuss proper tooth maintenance.

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