At Just White Dental, we recommend regular check-ups and cleans for you and those most important to you. Regular check-ups with our dentists allow us to identify your problems early. These problems can then be treated quickly with the least impact on your teeth and hopefully, in the least expensive manner possible.
What Can You Do to Keep Your Teeth Healthy?
Scale and cleans help prevent gum disease, which is vital for maintaining a healthy smile. During the procedure, your dentist at Just White Dental will remove calculus (otherwise known as tartar) which is the major cause of gum disease. There are 2 forms of gum disease, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is reversible with a good cleaning session and education in proper oral hygiene technique. Periodontitis is irreversible but still treatable. Gum disease will cause recession of the gums and bone supporting your teeth. Eventually the teeth will become loose, which will lead to formation of abscesses (infection) and the offending tooth may need to be removed.
Ideally check-ups and cleans are carried out every 6 months for both adults and children. We recommend to bring your children in when they are very young, to get them accustomed to coming to your friendly dentist at Just White Dental. We typically only carry out an examination for children under 6 years of age.
During a typical check-up, we will carry out the following procedures:
- X-Rays (1st visit then every 2 years)
- Scale and Prophy
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Hygiene Instruction