Prevention is better than the cure!

teeth cleaningRegular dental cleaning is essential for the maintenance of your oral health and the prevention of gum disease and dental decay. At Smiling Dental, preventative care is an integral part of our practice. Regular teeth cleaning appointments are essential for maintaining the health of your gums and teeth, and can greatly reduce the risk of future, complex dental treatments.

Commonly referred to as teeth cleaning, dental hygiene treatments remove all of the calculus and plaque build up. The removal of these deposits not only gives you fresher breath, it also helps to prevent gum problems, and ensures whiter, more attractive teeth. Our dentists will do a thorough examination and charting of the gum tissues and bone that supports the teeth. We will evaluate how well you are brushing and flossing your teeth.  Concentrated fluoride is applied at the end of the appointment to help strengthen the teeth and make it more resistant to tooth decay.

Sensitivity is an issue that some patients have while getting their hygiene treatments. We have topical solutions or gels that can be applied to decrease the sensitivity of the sensitive regions. If you are extra sensitive to teeth cleaning, we can make you customised fluoride trays. The fluoride will allow you to de-sensitize your teeth at home before having a hygiene appointment. Please let us know if you do have very sensitive teeth.

At the end of a hygiene treatment, we also give each patient a complementary gift bag of a tooth brush, floss and tooth paste.

6 month checkups for a healthier you

At Smiling Dental, we recommend that you attend our Brisbane dental practice every 6 months for a checkup and teeth cleaning appointment.  We want to make sure that your teeth are healthy as well as your gums. A regular 6 month appointment will ensure that you are able to avoid any large dental problems. If problems do arise, we can deal with these minor issues swiftly and easily.