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Dental Examinations

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(03) 5278 2666

Office Location

21 Princes Highway, Norlane, VIC 3214

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Dental Examinations Norlane Geelong

In dentistry, prevention is definitely better than cure. Even two times better!

Prevention and monitoring play a significant role in helping you maintain your teeth for a lifetime.

When you come for a maintenance appointment, it may involve cleaning, fluoride treatment, X-rays, and a follow-up examination.

Treatment may be recommended to prevent tooth decay or to prevent existing fillings from breaking.

Treatments might include:

  • Dental examinations
  • Professional scale and clean
  • Personalised fluoride treatments

Dental Examinations

Regular dental examinations are a critical part of preventive health care.

During a dental exam, your Norlane dentist will clean your teeth and examine for cavities and gum disease.

The exam involves evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck, and mouth for irregularities.

Professional Scale and Clean

This is where dental health starts. There’s just no substitute for removing disease-causing dental plaque and calculus from your teeth — especially in hard-to-reach areas near the gum line.

That’s why regular professional scaling and cleanings are so important to your health.

You might need a scale and clean if you…

  • have plaque or calculus on your teeth that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing alone,
  • want to take preventative measures to take care of your teeth,
  • your teeth are stained from cigarette smoke,
  • temporomandibular joint pain, and
  • have stained teeth as a result of consuming coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages.

Teeth scaling and root planing help deal with persistent gum disease. They are more in-depth than a regular teeth cleaning.

Teeth scaling and root planing often take several dental visits and could require a local anaesthetic based on the severity of your persistent gum disease and if you have receding gums.

Personalised Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses premature decay.

For children under six years, fluoride fuses into the developing permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralise the teeth.

Fluoride also helps speed remineralisation as well as disrupt acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.

Dental Examinations in Norlane Geelong

There’s one more extremely important component of preventive dentistry: you. Come into the office and take advantage of the procedures we offer!

Also, the importance of maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home cannot be overstated.

Daily brushing and flossing will go a long way in removing the dental plaque that’s responsible for dental problems and the need for more complex dental treatment.

At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we provide a wide selection of preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring.

Dental Examinations in Norlane Geelong

For more information about our preventive dentistry services in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during a regular dental examination?

During a regular dental examination, patients are given a comprehensive examination with X-rays and a full inspection of the mouth. Any plaque build-up on the teeth is removed, and the teeth are polished. Finally, when the dental examination and cleaning are finished, the dentist offers the patient recommendations for future treatment. Together, the patient and dentist develop goals for proper oral hygiene and a timeline for future care.

How often do I need to visit a dentist?

This depends on the condition of the gums and teeth. If you have dental problems, you should have visits as often as your dentist recommends, if your teeth are healthy then every 6-12 months.

Do you need to remove the tartar from your teeth?

Removing tartar is not harmful to your teeth in any way, and tartar needs to be removed if it forms. Tartar around the neck of the tooth suppresses the gingiva, causes its inflammation, and reduces the possibility of oral hygiene.

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