Keeping your mouth clean is easy. All it takes is less than 5 minutes twice a day and dental check ups every 6-12 months.
Smithfield Dental believes that the Dental profession has the following responsibilty to health
1. Prevention of major dental issues through a proactive approach to health with regular check ups.
2. Encouragement to make lifestyle choices that benefit your health and well being.
3. Care of issues as soon as they present taking care to communicate long term outcomes.
Your Teeth Our Care
During a check-up the Dentist will carefully inspect each surface of each tooth, as well as your gums and health of your overall mouth. The Dentist can then discuss with you your treatment needs and desired outcome. Regular check up appointments like this mean that there is less opportunity for decay to take hold. Changes can be monitored regularly and any new decay can be treated early.
For your first consult with the Dentist most patients require dental x-rays. Our digital dental x-rays help the Dentist diagnose hidden decay between the teeth, as well as checking the integrity of previous dental work. Sometimes it is necessary to refer for a full mouth x-ray, known as an OPG. This is completed by an x-ray centre and is done through medicare free of charge.
Every six months we recommend patients also have a clean. A comprehensive clean of your teeth and gums is important, as tartar build-up can disguise underlying dental problems. This also gives us an opportunity to talk with you about your oral hygiene routine and give advice on any issues.
Here is a list of some dental tools on the market:
At Smithfield Dental we believe that prevention is key, which is why we ask each patient to practice a preventative oral hygiene routine every day. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
We understand that everyone is different. So we aim to provide each person with tailored advice individual to their health and habits. However, some advice is typical for almost everybody: