Cleanings and Examinations in Chatswood, NSW
Many people wonder why dentists recommend examinations and cleanings every six months—even when patients are experiencing no particular dental issues. But the foundation of good oral health is built on a preventive care programme. This includes routine examinations and cleans, both of which can help you maintain a level of oral health that will help you look and feel your best.
We warmly welcome new patients to our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic, and we look forward to seeing you and your entire family.
Why Biannual Visits to the Dentist Are So Important
We understand that families are busy today, and fitting in yet another appointment in already full schedules can be tough. But in order to maintain optimal oral health and help ensure you keep your teeth for a lifetime, these visits to your Chatswood, NSW dentist are crucial because:
- Your dentist has an opportunity to diagnose tooth decay and other oral issues early. When cavities or gum disease are in their early stages, there are often no symptoms. By the time you start to experience pain or discomfort, you might need more invasive—and more expensive—dental treatment.
- Even with the most diligent home care regimen of brushing and flossing, plaque builds up on teeth. Your toothbrush and dental floss cannot remove all of it, and what remains on your teeth eventually hardens into tartar. The only way to remove it is with special dental instruments. If it isn’t removed, it can lead to gum disease and other problems.
- Gum disease that goes untreated is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults. But the only way to know for sure that your gums are healthy is with a dental examination. If you put off dental appointments, your gum disease can progress without your knowledge.
- More and more studies show a direct correlation between the health of your mouth and that of your body. Oral problems, including gum disease, have been linked to higher incidences of serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and cancer.
When you come in for a routine dental exam, we will go over your medical history, and either Dr Lim Poe or Dr Gautam Sridhar will address any concerns you might have. Your dentist will conduct a visual examination and check your bite.
They may also recommend dental x-rays. Digital x-rays provide us with a way to see what is going on below the surface, including dental issues that may not yet be visible to the naked eye.
During your visit, we will gently but thoroughly clean your teeth, removing hard-to-reach plaque that has hardened into tartar. A thorough dental clean is good for your oral health—and your teeth will feel great. Your hygienist can also show you proper procedures for brushing and flossing at home so you can take good care of your teeth between visits.
Are you overdue for your biannual visit to the dentist? We invite you to make Chatswood Dental Associates your dental home.