Dental Checkups

The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Receiving regular dental check-ups is vital for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Delaying a visit to the dentist when you have a problem could be detrimental to your dental health. If you experience pain, inflammation, or swelling in your mouth, or notice any changes, a dental check-up can be the difference between addressing a minor issue and preventing a significant decline in oral health.
Often, it’s challenging to know if there is an issue with you teeth , and you may be surprised by what our dentist can find. Early detection of dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay, allows us to prevent further damage—saving you time and money in the long run.
Dental clean-ups are not just for aesthetics; they also remove plaque deposits and actively reduce the likelihood of periodontal (gum) disease, decay, and inflammation above and below the gum line. Prioritize your oral health by scheduling regular dental visits.

General Questions

Comprehensive Dental Check-Ups at Gentle and Caring Dentistry

During your check-up at Gentle and Caring Dentistry, we look for a wide range of dental issues to ensure your oral health is in top condition. These issues include:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth wear/erosion
  • Cracked or damaged teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Oral cancer

Our thorough check-up process often includes gum evaluations, periodontal pocket examinations, scaling, assessment of oral hygiene practices, and cleaning both above and below the gum line.

As part of your oral examination, we may take check-up X-rays to examine the areas between teeth, beneath existing fillings and restorations, and under the gums, where visual inspection alone is insufficient.

Once the assessment is complete, we may provide a full gentle dental clean and polish to remove any bacteria on the teeth and under the gums and enhance the health and appearance of your smile. We will also inform you of any findings, recommend appropriate treatments, and explain what they would involve to ensure you are fully informed about your dental health.

Benefits of Fluoride Application at Gentle and Caring Dentistry

After your routine check-up, Dr. Irani typically conducts an in-office fluoride treatment. This fluoride application strengthens the enamel, re-mineralizes and hardens the teeth, and makes them less prone to decay and acid attacks. Using the naturally occurring mineral fluoride, this treatment is essential for maintaining strong and healthy teeth.

At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, in-office fluoride treatments should be regularly applied throughout life to continually harden, strengthen, and restructure your tooth enamel, ensuring optimal dental health. Prioritize your oral health with our comprehensive fluoride treatments.

How Often Should I Have a Dental Check-Up?

At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, the frequency of your dental check-ups depends on your unique dental and medical history. Generally, we recommend visiting us for a professional check-up, scale, and clean twice a year. However, some patients may require more or less frequent visits.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent service with a gentle touch. Our dentists take great pride in their work, ensuring you can have peace of mind knowing all dental care is performed by expert hands. Regular check-ups help maintain optimal oral health and prevent potential issues from becoming serious problems.

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1 / 818 Anzac Pde Maroubra Junction


Monday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

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