A typical hygiene and check up appointment involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth and gums.
The dentist and hygienist are looking for any signs of gum disease, loose or broken teeth, damaged or failing fillings, tooth decay or oral cancers.
X-rays are usually taken every two years to help detect potential problems. Identifying and treating minor problems like cavities early on can spare you the time and expense of more complicated procedures such as extractions or root canals.
The hygiene appointment also involves removing bacterial build up called calculus from the teeth, removing surfaces stains from coffee, tea, red wine and smoking and a fluoride treatment to help strengthen and remineralise the enamel.
The hygienist will also show you how to best care for your teeth and gums to minimise the need for treatment in the future. I.e. brushing and flossing techniques.
Chatswood Dental Centre has national accreditation.
Accreditation is based on the integration of a set of national safety and quality health service standards into every day practice culture and patient safety.
The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering safe quality patient care.