• Free Call 02 9344 8822
  • Address

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Maintenance Check-Ups

Just like a car needing regular maintenance visits, our mouths need to be cared for too! Regular dental check-ups are the preventative care your teeth and gums need. Whilst we are used to going to the dentist for treatment in emergency situations such as toothaches, broken fillings, or cosmetic reasons, it is vital to visit the dentist regularly for them to maintain and monitor your dental health.

Preventative dentistry involves regular check-ups. We suggest a visit every 6 months to keep your smile healthy and help you to avoid disease. The health of your mouth can be a good indicator of your general overall wellbeing. Our dentists are trained to detect the root cause of your dental concern and whether they stem from dental care such as a diet high in sugar or whether there is an underlying health issue. Early identification of dental issues such as gingivitis, gum disease, cavities and teeth sensitivity can prevent these symptoms from advancing and causing further havoc on your smile.

Bacteria can build up between teeth and underneath fillings and crowns. If not identified early, it can lead to decay and cavities. Untreated cavities can cause severe pain and lead to dental emergencies which can be inconvenient and expensive to manage. Preventative check-ups allow the dentist to identify decay in the early stages which may not yet require a filling and can be treated simply with the application of a fluoride varnish to halt the build-up of decay, and prevent the need for fillings.

If you have invested in expensive dental procedures such as implants, crowns or veneers, regular maintenance is required to keep them in good condition. This allows the dentist to detect problems early and plan for work if you require it, as opposed to the situation eventuating in the need for emergency care.

Preventive care also includes teeth you might not even be aware of! Wisdom teeth within the jawbone can be monitored and early detection of their eruption allows informed planning of when to take wisdom teeth out if need be. For example, you may have time off planned or school holidays scheduled for children, so you could organise your appointments at these times to avoid missing work or children missing school.

Your check-up appointments are a perfect opportunity for you to speak with your dentists about your overall health and any concerns you or they may have. It is also the perfect time for treatment plans to be created and discuss cosmetic or corrective procedures.

Maintenance Check-Ups Faqs

Gums that bleed are a symptom of the onset of gingivitis which is an early stage of gum disease. Sometimes people stop brushing as frequently due to pain or fear it will make their gums bleed more. This is in fact not the case and brushing, can actually reduce inflammation. Your dentist can help determine the level of disease present and the best treatment for you.

Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth in and around the gum and teeth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth and on top of your teeth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush cannot get to like the tiny spaces in between teeth. A build-up of food on and between the teeth can lead to plaque and then decay.

Gingivitis is caused by poor oral hygiene. It is a mild form of gum disease that if left untreated can lead to outcomes such as tooth loss and other serious conditions.

Symptoms include gums that are swollen, puffy and red, receding, sometimes tender or that bleed easily when brushed.

Your dental cleaning is essential because it removes the plaque and bacteria build-up that causes decay which can lead to fillings. It is also your opportunity to connect with your dentist and hygienist and to ask the questions you would like to know about your dental treatment plan.

Preventative dental maintenance allows us to identify and prevent more serious conditions from eventuating. This can save you time, money and pain in the long term in regard to dental care.

Related Services

Preventative Care

Custom Fitted Mouthguard

Gum / Periodontal Disease

Client Reviews