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Fernvale, Australia

Preventative Care

A scale and clean is usually performed by your dentist in addition to your routine check-up, which is a preventative method in keeping your gums healthy, preventing gum disease and the removal the build up of calculus from the teeth.

Calculus

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Everyone has calculus on their teeth. Calculus is formed when the soft plaque growing in or mouths sticks to the teeth, and the minerals in our saliva make it hard, which in turn creates calculus. If this calculus is not removed it will continue to grow deeper around your teeth and even under your gums. This build-up is known to cause gum disease, giving you red, bleeding gums, bad breath, or even cause tooth loss. 

Once this gum and bone is lost, it is impossible to get it back. If this turns out to be the case, all that can be done is to stabilise the condition of your teeth and gums. In some cases, teeth can become so loose due to a lack of gum support that they will just fall out.

Bleeding Gums

If you find your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth, it is important for you to visit your dentist. Bleeding gums usually indicate that your gums are inflamed and unhealthy. A scale and clean from your dentist and improved brushing and oral hygiene on your part will, in most cases, improve the health of your gums and this bleeding should stop within two weeks.

Book a check up today

Make sure you look after your smile, as there is nothing better than your natural teeth. Our friendly staff are more than willing to give advice on treatment options, but maintaining your oral hygiene in many cases can prevent needing treatment.

Call Fernvale Dentist today to book a check-up!