Check-Up And Clean
Your dental check-up starts with an initial consultation that takes around 45 minutes, we get to know you, put you at ease and allow the dentist to carry out a thorough evaluation of each of your teeth, along with x-rays where required. Your dentist will examine your gums and jaw bone as the foundation of your teeth, it is so important to look out for any signs of gum or bone disease early on so we can diagnose it as early as possible to start on the path to recovery.
Oral cancer checks are regularly performed at each check up by your dentist at Blue Tooth Dental. The aim of the check is to discover any signs of cancer in your mouth early, so that medical treatment can begin as soon as possible.
Where there are areas that need attention, your dentist will explain everything to you, along with any treatment alternatives. You can talk it through to get a complete understanding and decide upon what courses of action you’d like to take.
Oral Cancer Screening
During each dental examination, your dentist will look for any signs of changes in your soft tissues such as tongue, floor of mouth, lips and cheeks, which may put you at risk of cancerous changes in the future. If you have any unusual lumps or lesions in your mouth that have been there for more than two weeks, or have had difficulty swallowing for this time, alert your dentist so that a more thorough examination can be undertaken.
Common causes of oral cancer are:
Tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco.
Heavy alcohol use.
Excessive sun exposure to your lips.
A sexually transmitted virus called Human Papillomavirus.
Clean and Polish
Your dentist will use an ultrasonic instrument to clean your teeth followed by a nice polish to remove the surface stains.
Regular clean prevents gum disease by eliminating the bacterial plaque build-up on the teeth. Gum disease or gingivitis is the chronic swelling and infection of the gums and bone supporting the teeth. If the bacterial plaque build-up is not removed regularly, it will harden and turn into calculus/tartar; a rough, porous mineral build-up that is yellow-brown in colour and rather unattractive to look at. Long standing tartar will cause bad taste, bad breath, can destroy your jaw bone and result in tooth loss.
The good news is that gingivitis is reversible if it is diagnosed and treated in the early stages.
Blue Tooth Dental provides expert dental care at affordable prices for teeth cleaning and polishing in areas of the Inner West – Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville – For more information or to book an appointment, call one of our friendly team now on 02 9519 2691.