Dental disease is a ‘silent disease’ which means you may not have any symptoms or pain but could still have cavities in your teeth or issues with your gums. A dentist is trained to detect and diagnose any signs of disease in your teeth, gums and mouth – ideally before they start causing you any problems.
A routine dental examination every 6 months is important to assess the overall health of your teeth, gum and jaw and to ensure any problems are diagnosed and treated early.
During your examination, x-rays may be recommended to diagnose otherwise unnoticed problems, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumours, and decay between the teeth. At City Central Dental we offer up-to-date digital x-rays which emit virtually no radiation.
A professional clean is also recommended twice a year, to remove calculus from the places your toothbrush and dental floss may have missed. Calculus can cause your teeth to appear yellow and stained, cause bleeding gums, and contribute to bad breath.
Plaque bacteria also builds up around your teeth when you eat, sleep and function throughout the day, and are the cause of oral and dental disease.
The most important factor in maintaining a healthy mouth is the care you provide for yourself at home. That is why all of our dentists are focused on providing you with expert advice and education on how to properly take care of your teeth and gums at home.
At City Central Dental, our team provides oral hygiene instructions and patient education as part of our routine check-up appointments, to ensure that you have all the right tools to keep your mouth as healthy as possible between recall appointments.
At City Central Dental, we encourage you to bring your children in for their first dental check-up before the age of 2, when more of the baby teeth are erupting and any signs of early childhood decay may be present.
Our friendly team will help get your child comfortable in a positive and caring dental clinic environment, making their first dentist trip a positive experience. We offer gap-free check-ups for preschoolers and school ages children, so please contact us today to arrange their first visit.
For a strong, healthy smile for life, book an appointment with Adelaide’s City Central Dental. Our qualified and experienced dentists can advise you on the best preventative dental care for your teeth, gums and oral health. Call 08 8231 9922 or simply contact us online.
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