Routine Dental Checkup in Ballarat
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, you must see your dentist at least every 6 months or as otherwise directed by your dental professional. A regular dental check-up will help maintain and improve your oral health and this can save you time and money in the long term.
What happens when you visit your dentist?
Initially, our dentist will examine your oral cavity, tongue, throat, face, head and neck. They will look for cavities, plaque and tartar deposition on your teeth and may take X-rays to identify any problems which cannot be seen by the eye.
Plaque is a soft, sticky layer of bacteria that builds up on your teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease. If the plaque is not removed, it can harden and form tartar which cannot be removed through brushing and flossing alone.
Some tips for good oral care at home between your dental visits:
It is vital to take proper care of your teeth and gums at home to prevent plaque formation, bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
Follow these simple tips to maintain your oral health:
1. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.
2. Use toothpaste that contains fluoride (suppresses plaque formation).
3. Floss your teeth daily.
4. Use a mouthwash (helps control plaque bacteria and improves bad breath).