A 6 monthly check up and professional cleaning will not only help prevent Decay and Gum disease and but will also let Dr Clubb look for and treat other dental problems.
Excellent oral health demands a strong preventive approach to daily hygiene as well as regular professional care. Dental Hygiene visit's are not limited to scaling and polishing. Perhaps our most important role is demonstrating and encouraging the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque and tartar.
BAD BREATH (HALITOSIS)
Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gums.
However, strong foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions.
Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. So correct and regular brushing and flossing is very important to keep your breath smelling fresh.
A tongue scraper can be very useful and most people are amazed by how much plaque comes off their tongue. Brushing your tongue is an alternative.
Mouth rinses can help to manage challenging bad breath. By far the most effective active ingredient is Chlorine Dioxide, which is only available in a small number of rinses. We recommend and sell Closys 2.
SPORTS MOUTH GUARDS
A professional mouthguard fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
A professional mouthguard is the most important piece of equipment to have whenever you play sport's such as cricket, hockey, boxing, rugby and soccer. These injuries include broken and damaged teeth; as well as broken or dislocated jaws.
Professionally made mouthguards are FREE when we Bulk Bill your Private Health Insurance or $145 if you do not have Insurance.
Gum Disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection and if it is left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It is the most common infectious disease in the world.
'Periodontal' literally means "around the tooth". Healthy gums are pale pink, smooth and firm. However, if an infection develops, the gums will become red and swollen and even bleed during chewing and brushing, with gum recession and teeth becoming loose. In the advanced stages of periodontal disease teeth may fall out or become uncomfortable, and require extraction.
Your Gums will be checked for Periodontal (Gum) Disease during every Check Up.