Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is crucial for maintaining a healthy mouth throughout all stages of life. Keeping your teeth and gums clean is essential for overall oral health. An important component of your dental care routine is visiting Gentle and Caring Dentistry for your regular 6-month check-up.
Even with consistent brushing and flossing, it’s necessary to come in for a professional clean and check-up to detect any signs of decay or potential problems. During your visit, we perform a thorough scale and clean, removing all plaque and tartar that has accumulated on your teeth, as well as above and below the gum- line over time.
Schedule your regular dental check-up at Gentle and Caring Dentistry to ensure your mouth remains healthy and free from issues.

General Questions

Why is it Important to Remove Plaque?

Removing dental plaque is essential for maintaining oral health. Dental plaque is a build-up of bacteria that can be easily brushed away with regular morning and night brushing. Sticking to a good oral health routine at home is crucial.

However, sometimes dental plaque forms in hard-to-reach places and isn’t effectively removed. When plaque remains on the tooth, it solidifies into tartar, a substance much harder to clean. Tartar cannot be removed by simple brushing and requires a professional dentist for removal. If neglected, Tata can lead to gingivitis and gum diseases Ensure you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly.

Will My Oral Hygiene Visit Be Painful?

Most patients find our oral hygiene treatments and cleanings painless. At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, we take extra care to treat those with dental fear, sensitive teeth, or pain from dental issues. During your visit, you may experience sensations described as ‘tickling,’ ‘mild pressure,’ and ‘scraping,’ which typically do not cause discomfort.

Rest assured, our team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and providing a positive dental experience.

Dr. Irani's Philosophy: Personalized and Compassionate Dental Care

Dr. Irani’s philosophy is to take the time to listen to your needs. We care about what you want from your smile and oral health. By understanding your needs, how your smile feels, and any symptoms you may have, we can personalize your treatment plan and consider any pain or fear to provide compassionate dental care.
Remember, maintaining your oral health at home is crucial for long-term success. Here are essential steps to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

  • Brush twice a day – morning and night.
  • Floss at least once a day – ideally before bedtime.
  • Visit our Sydney dental practice every six months – for regular check-ups and professional cleanings to remove any plaque or tartar.

At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

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1 / 818 Anzac Pde Maroubra Junction


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