The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

Your wellbeing starts with a healthy mouth. Our mouths are a natural entry point for harmful bacteria, which breed on the sugar and carbohydrates we consume each day. Consistent brushing and flossing at least two times per day is essential to your oral health, but it’s not enough. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are needed to clean the areas a toothbrush cannot reach and to identify early signs of medical and dental problems. Your dentist and hygienist are trained to spot problems before they progress – saving you time and money.

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

During every dental appointment, our team at Docklands Dental Studio in Melbourne will examine the head, neck, lymph nodes, oral cavity, and the lower jaw joints to look for:

  • A healthy tongue
  • Bleeding and inflammation
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Cavities
  • Cysts or growths
  • Damaged, loose, or missing fillings
  • Early signs of oral cancer
  • Evidence of teeth grinding or clenching
  • Health of the temporomandibular joint
  • Loose teeth
  • Problems with the oral tissues
  • Signs of gum disease
  • Teeth positioning, bite, and spacing
  • Visual signs of tooth decay

Schedule your dental cleaning and checkup today by calling (03) 9021 9487 (mobile 0488-799-487) or visit us online at any time.

Dental Cleanings Save Teeth and Save Lives

When professional dental cleanings and checkups are avoided, plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth. This buildup of bacteria is the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Professional dental cleanings remove harmful bacteria, which reduces inflammation and increases blood flow.

Untreated gum disease (also known as periodontitis) destroys bone, gum, and ligaments that hold and protect the teeth. Periodontitis is linked to many severe health conditions. As tooth loss occurs and gums bleed, disease-causing bacteria moves into your bloodstream. Diabetes, heart problems, and rheumatoid arthritis have all been linked to gum disease.

Your dental checkup will also include an oral cancer screening. This quick and non-invasive examination assesses the mouth for color changes, unexplained spots, sores, or lumps, or any other soft tissue irregularities. Oral cancer is typically quite treatable if diagnosed early. Most fatalities occur when the cancer has gone undetected for some time. Therefore, this quick assessment could literally save your life.

Dental Cleanings Save Money

Regular dental cleanings and checkups ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and clean. Patients who wait years before a professional dental cleaning may experience increased dental expenses from costly procedures. Replacing and repairing teeth is expensive. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional preventative dental care is a smart investment and is generally a fraction of the cost of restorative and cosmetic treatment plans.

Docklands Dental Studio is a preferred dental provider for most health funds, and our HICAPS machine allows us to process dental claims quickly and efficiently. We offer two separate payment plans for your dental treatments – DentiCare and zipMoney. Both offer affordable payment plans with lengthy terms.

Dental Cleanings Brighten Smiles

Certain foods, drinks, and tobacco can discolor your teeth and cause stains. Professional dental cleanings are the only way to remove stubborn plaque and tartar on the teeth and below the gum line. The instruments we use can remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains – leaving you with a much whiter and brighter smile.

Schedule Your Dental Cleaning Today

If you can’t recall your last dental appointment or it’s been over six months, call our team at Docklands Dental Studio at (03) 9021 9487 or visit us online at any time.


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