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Dental Check-ups and Hygienist Visits

Dental Examination

Regular dental examinations help protect your oral health allowing for early intervention should any problems arise.

During a routine dental examination one of our professional Dentists will discuss any questions or concerns you may have. You will then be consulted about any changes in your medical or social history so that your Dentist can tailor their advice to you.

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Examination

Your Dentist will assess your jaw joint, muscles and salivary glands for any irregularities. A full examination of your mouth will be carried out, which includes oral cancer screening. An assessment of your teeth will be completed, evaluating your overall risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

X-rays

X-rays are taken at routine intervals to help assess for any signs of decay in-between the teeth or underneath any fillings.

Treatment Options

Depending on the results of your examination, you will then be given any treatment options.

Scale and polish

Where necessary, a scale may be carried out by your Dentist or hygienist to remove any calculus (tartar) that has built up on the teeth. It is important that calculus is removed regularly, as it can result in gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss. Gum disease is an avoidable condition, so regular hygienist visits and a good oral hygiene routine can help prevent gum disease.  As calculus cannot be removed by brushing alone it is important that you attend regular hygiene visits to maintain your oral health.

Dental Hygienist - Professional Periodontal Cleaning

If you suffer from heavily stained teeth or gum disease, your Dentist may recommend a session with our Hygienist for a professional periodontal clean. Regular scaling of hard to reach areas by the Hygienist will significantly reduce the progression of gum disease. The Hygienist will also be able to remove any unwanted stains polishing each tooth to leave them feeling fresh and clean.

The aim of regular hygiene therapy is to keep your gums and teeth healthy. A dental Hygienist is specially trained in cleaning and scaling the teeth. As such they are a vital member of the dental team.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the result of bacterial invasion into the areas below the gum line, termed ‘pockets’. Bacterial accumulation can result in these ‘pockets’ becoming deeper. This ultimately results in:

  • Gum Recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Infections/ Abscesses
  • Tooth loss

The dental Hygienist will be able to personalise your oral hygiene routine to suit your particular dental needs, giving you vital tips along the way. They will encourage and motivate you to look after and care for your teeth and gums.

If you have any questions regarding gum disease please contact us to have a complementary discussion with our treatment coordinator.

Oral Hygiene Advice

At Infinity Dental Clinic, we think prevention of gum disease and tooth decay are of vital importance. So we will provide appropriate oral hygiene and diet advice to help maintain healthy and beautiful teeth.

ORAL HYGIENE:

  • Brush twice a day for 2 minutes (morning and before bed) with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Children up to the age of 7 years should be assisted with their brushing.
  • Manual tooth brush: angle the bristles at 45̊ against the gum and gently sweep back and forth removing plaque. This should include inside and outside of the teeth, and the biting surfaces.
  • Electric tooth brush: angle the bristles towards the gum. Slowly rotate the toothbrush back and forth to get into the gaps between the teeth – do not scrub. Work your way around all surfaces of the teeth.
  • Floss or use Tepe brushes daily – for more information on technique ask our Hygienist!

DIET:

  • Eat a balanced diet limiting sugary or acidic snacks between meals.
  • Avoid anything sugary or acidic for 1 hour before you go to bed and during the night – stick to water.
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Overview

Routine dental examinations help maintain your oral health and detect problems early.

Regular visits to the Hygienist will help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

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