A healthy smile is important for both oral and overall health. What’s more? Good oral health and healthy teeth can also improve your appearance and confidence! One way of achieving good oral health is by practising consistent oral hygiene routines at home. It is equally important, however, to have your teeth examined and cleaned by dental professionals.
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we make it a priority to help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. Our regular check-ups and cleaning appointments utilise state-of-the-art technology and equipment. This ensures that we catch any dental problems early on and provide faster and more effective treatments. Let us help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.
What To Expect During a Dental Check-Up?
A dental check-up is one of the best ways to ensure your smile remains healthy and beautiful. Here’s what you can typically expect from a dental check-up and clean at Warrnambool Smile Dental:
A comprehensive dental examination to look for early signs of dental problems and formulate a preventative treatment plan.
Teeth cleaning to remove hardened plaque or tartar build-up that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing at home.
Dental X-rays to identify any alignment issues (optional). X-rays are also used to check for deeper signs of decay any dental restorations you may have.
Dental fluoride treatment may be recommended to strengthen the enamel on your teeth and protect against tooth decay.
An oral cancer screening.
An opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have with your dentist.
We will also equip you with all the information you need to care for your teeth at home to keep your smile healthy between appointments.
Why Do I Need A Dental Check-Up?
The importance of routine dental check-ups can’t be stressed enough. Here are a few reasons why you may need a dental checkup:
Helps keep your mouth healthy
Cleans hard-to-reach areas in your mouth that are difficult to clean at home
Provides the opportunity for dentists to detect dental problems at their earliest stages
Prevents the need for costly and complex procedures in the future
Helps remove stains, bacteria build-up and tartar from your mouth
Allows dentists to monitor any changes (if any) and to address them where needed
What Happens If I Avoid Dental Check-Ups?
With your busy lifestyles and commitments, dental check-ups may be the last thing on your mind. Or perhaps, it’s your dental anxiety that’s making you skip dental check-ups.
You may think brushing, and flossing are enough when caring for your teeth but the truth is, without professional cleaning, you won’t be able to get rid of plaque and tartar that builds up over time. Skipping dental check-ups will allow these conditions to worsen and put you at risk of developing painful dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
When you finally visit the dentist due to unbearable pain, you will have to undergo more complex, costly and time-consuming procedures that could’ve been easily prevented. Avoiding dental check-ups may also allow certain health concerns like oral cancer to go undetected.
How Often Should I Get A Dental Check-Up & Clean?
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we encourage our patients to visit the dentist at least every six months for a dental check-up. This way, our dentists can monitor any changes and formulate quick and effective treatment plans to address these conditions. For some patients, however, may need to visit the dentist more frequently, especially if you have any ongoing dental conditions or a history of tooth decay and gum disease. After a thorough examination, we will let you know how often you should visit us for check-ups and cleaning.
However, if there are any dental emergencies in-between visits, don’t wait until it’s time for your next appointment. We offer same-day appointments for existing and new patients. Call us ASAP and make your way over to our dental clinic, where we will treat you and alleviate your pain with emergency dentistry services.
Tips To Improve & Maintain Oral Health
Visiting the dentist for routine dental check-ups alone won’t do anything if you don’t take care of your teeth in-between appointments. So, here are some simple yet effective tips you can follow to keep your oral health in top shape:
Brush your teeth twice and floss once daily
Brush/clean your tongue to remove bacteria from the surface of the tongue
Visit your dentist regularly (at least twice a year)
Drink plenty of water to wash away food debris and bacteria in your mouth
Chew sugar-free gum to promote saliva production, which can wash away food particles
Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet
Quit smoking and using tobacco products
Ask your dentist for a mouthwash or toothpaste with antibacterial properties
Use a mouthguard during sports or if you grind your teeth to protect against injury
Other General Dentistry Services We Offer
We believe that prevention is always better than cure. That is why we always encourage our patients to maintain proper oral hygiene and to visit us for regular dental check-ups. Sometimes, however, despite your best efforts, some dental issues, such as dental emergencies, may occur.
In addition to check-ups and professional cleaning, we provide a range of comprehensive general dentistry services that include:
The cost of a dental check-up and clean can depend on various factors including professional cleaning, oral exams, x-rays, and any additional services you may require.
Schedule a consultation with our friendly dentists to get a more accurate cost. We can guarantee, however, that regular dental check-ups and cleanings play a vital role in preventing more costly dental issues in the future.
Dental Check-Ups & Cleaning At Warrnambool Smile Dental
Our top priority at Warrnambool Smile Dental is to ensure all your dental worries are taken care of. From the moment you step into our dental clinic, you can expect to be greeted with a warm and welcoming smile. Our goal is to offer a relaxed and stress-free experience at our dental practice.
Our dental professionals have years of experience providing a range of dental services, from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry. Whether you come in for a dental check-up and clean or a complex dental procedure, we will deliver accurate diagnosis and effective treatments using the latest technology and equipment.
We believe that quality dental care should be accessible to all which is why we provide flexible dental payment plans that will suit every budget. Don’t wait – get the best dental care at Warrnambool Smile Dental.
Our Principal Dentist
DR. JOSEPH MOON
BDSC. (HONS) – UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE PRINCIPAL DENTIST