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Benefits of Regular General Check-ups and Dental Cleans

At Dental 266, we believe your rosy future is based on good health and regular, professional care of your dental needs by those who have been in the business for a combined 55 years. How do you achieve this? By Consistent Oral Hygiene Home Practice and a Bi-annual Professional Care! There are many benefits of regular professional dental check ups.

  • Early Detection of Dental Problems & Maintenance

A professional dental check-up every six months is vital in determining the health of your teeth and a way to detect a problem at its earliest stage. Likewise, a thorough professional cleaning of your teeth by removing the tartar and plaque above the gum line is recommended every six months since rock hard tartar cannot be removed simply by brushing once it’s formed.

Fluoridation of your teeth which consists of applying fluoride to your teeth to further strengthen the tooth enamel is also highly recommended at this time. This can be easily done by your friendly dentist at Dental 266.

  • A Cost-Effective Way for Healthier Teeth – Professional Oral Assessments

Sometimes, patients do not realise that a thorough and regularly done Dental Assessment is not only the best but also the most cost-effective way for them to save on proper dental care. Allowing your friendly dentist at Dental 266 to regularly examine the state of your teeth, gums, and mouth will help detect and identify any dental problems as early as possible. Early detection of a problem will help you save on more expensive dental treatments, such as a root canal or dental implants, at a much later date.

  • Prevention of Gum Diseases, Tooth Decay, and Oral Infections

The age-old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” aptly describes the very backbone of Preventative Dentistry.  The foundation of Preventative Dentistry is reliant on good oral hygiene. With good oral hygiene, you can prevent excessive build ups of bacteria and tartar around your teeth and gums, reducing the chance of getting gum disease, tooth decay, oral infections and bad breath.

Gum Diseases, otherwise known as Periodontal Disease, is the main concern of Preventative Dentistry. It is caused by unchecked build up of bacteria and dental plaque around the gum lines which makes your gums and bones recede. If left untreated, ultimately, tooth loss will occur.

Periodontal disease has been linked also to more serious diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Therefore, the more you take care of your teeth by constant daily brushing and flossing, as well as a regular, professional check-up and cleaning every 6 months, the less likely you develop gum disease, tooth decay, and dental infections.

Dental 266: Leading Practitioner of Professional Preventative Dentistry Services

Dental 266 is tagged as the leading dental practitioner in Burwood because we have an extensive range of services to offer for the long-term care and maintenance of your teeth. From simple tooth check-ups to more complicated dental implants and root canal therapy, we can provide you these services in a relaxing and stress-free atmosphere at our Burwood dental centre.

Our experienced dentists believe in the need for continuous education to provide the best possible service to you. We encourage you to develop early oral maintenance habits to prevent dental problems occurring in the future.

Let us help you establish an effective dental maintenance plan and regimen with optimum results by consulting with any of our highly-trained dentists at our Burwood dental clinic.

At Home Care as Part of Preventative Dentistry

Our trained dentists at Dental 266 always emphasise to our patients the value of having a good “teeth cleaning routine” at home. We also emphasise to them the advantages of having that teeth cleaning routine established among their kids while they’re still very young and impressionable.

The earlier a child starts this teeth cleaning routine at home, the better for him/her because this will be the foundation of his personal development and outlook in life.

Click on the boxes to learn on how to improve the health of your teeth

Daily home care of teeth is essential for preventing the development of plaque and tartar on teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and after meals for 2 -3 minutes will help you prevent tartar and plaque build-up.

Flossing at least once per day will help in removing leftover food in between your teeth where a normal toothbrush cannot reach. Likewise, application of a fluoride toothpaste and regular use of a mouthwash can remove most bacteria and plaque on your teeth, including toughening your tooth enamel and preventing tooth decay.

For optimal mouth care, remember to change your manual toothbrush or the head of your electric toothbrush once every three months to ensure an effective clean. Lastly, with the aid of mouthwashes, it will help eliminate bacteria on the tooth surfaces and achieve fresher breaths.

A healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruits, among other things, helps in generating good, strong, healthy teeth in the long-term. This early, you can teach your children not to eat too much food high in carbohydrates and sugar, since this transforms into acid that can easily wear away your tooth enamel.

Contact Dental 266 today to schedule your next dental check-up and learn more about great oral hygiene and maintenance. Our team of passionate dentists looks forward to helping you develop an effective dental maintenance plan, ensuring your natural teeth stay pearly white and strong! Come see us now!