General Dentistry At First Impressions Dental
Complete Perth Family Dentistry
SCALE AND CLEANS IN STIRLING
It is important for everyone to schedule a checkup, scale and clean every six months to keep their smile healthy. This is preventative care, which is vital for limiting your risk of common oral health concerns, including gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A CHECK AND CLEAN?
During your check and clean appointment at First Impressions Dental, we will tailor the services to meet your individual oral health needs. For example, some patients require diagnostic X-rays each year to screen for cavities, while other patients are low risk and do not need them as often.
The steps that will be involved in your visit to our dentists and hygienists/oral health therapists are:
- Gentle preventative clean and polish
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodontal evaluation
- Comprehensive exam
- Oral hygiene education
We will discuss your daily habits during your appointment, and our friendly staff will guide you through the ways you can establish good home practices which will promote a healthy, long-lasting smile.
Screenings for Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is the most severe type of gum infection, and is a significant risk which can impact both your oral and overall health. This disease is a common cause of tooth loss, but it can also strain your immune system and make it difficult to manage other medical conditions. In extreme cases, periodontal disease can increase the risk of health issues like stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, pneumonia and infertility. The symptoms include bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth mobility and gum recession.
We perform an annual gum disease screening for all our patients, to prevent a disease that can so thoroughly affect their quality of life and the integrity of their teeth. If we notice symptoms of infection, we will recommend a therapeutic deep clean – which includes scaling and root planing – to reverse the disease while it is still possible.