Checkups & Cleans

How to get into good dental habits and prevent unnecessary dental visits

It’s really easy to put off having that regular check, but in dentistry it really counts.

Attending a check-up every 6 months ensures that we can identify any problems quickly and whilst they are often still small & easy to correct. This means less stress and often less expense to you. Most importantly if you have let it slip, don’t worry, we are not going to pass judgement, we are always glad you have taken the first step to getting things back on track. We have regular appointments as well as out of hours appointments to make it as easy as possible for our patients. Just let our staff know what will suit you best.

Preventative Dentistry Involves

  • The dentist reviewing a thorough medical and dental history.
  • A complete review of all teeth and or dental work and oral health.
  • We prefer to take comprehensive X-rays every 2 years as recommended by the ADA (Australian Dental Association). Sometimes X-rays will be taken to diagnose a specific problem or concern as well. If you have concerns about x-rays please discuss it with your dentist, they are always happy to discuss any aspect of your treatment. Our X-rays are digital and allow us to offer very low radiation and instant picture for diagnosis with small sensors to fit easily & comfortably in your mouth.
  • We have an OPG X-ray machine on site should your dental care require this type of x-ray and we offer this service gap free for your convenience. This x-ray is also digital with the same benefits.
  • We use advanced technology for cleaning. Our EMS Air Prophy machine makes light work of any stubborn stains, and is easy to tolerate for even the most anxious of patients.
  • Sometimes the dentist will refer a patient to our onsite Hygienist for a gentle deep clean.

Frequently asked questions

For the purpose of keeping healthy teeth and gums, routine dental exams are crucial. The Australian Dental Association advises visiting the dentist every six months can help you avoid a number of oral health issues. However, some patients require more frequent visits such as those patients with gum disease, or if you are experiencing problems or pain. Modern dentistry places a strong emphasis on prevention.
Dental cleanings are essential because they ensure that patients' gums and teeth are in good health. They are a crucial component of one's entire dental care regimen since they aid in removing plaque and tartar build-up, which can cause issues with the mouth including tooth decay. A dentist or hygienist is able to clean areas around the teeth and gums that are impossible for you to reach with regular brushing.
Your dentist will examine you for early indications of gum disease, tooth decay, defective fillings, cracked teeth, grinding and clenching, bone loss, oral cancer, and other dental problems during a dental check-up. At Azura we also screen for airway complications and other medical conditions that may be visible during your dental check-up such as reflux.
Dentists offer evaluation, diagnosis, management, treatment, and preventive care. They are experienced at diagnosis and treatment of gum and tooth disorders, illnesses, and traumas. They have a variety of strategies and techniques for healing and prevention of oral disease and disorders. Your dentist is your partner in keeping your mouth healthy and avoiding any pain or problems.

Maintain your healthy smile!

We perform a range of general dentistry treatments to keep your teeth, gums, and you healthy. With regular visits, we can ensure you receive the right treatment and care to help your teeth last a lifetime.

See how Azura can help you get into the right habits and prevent unnecessary dental visits.