General Dentistry

Good oral hygiene isn’t only important for a great smile. It can also impact your overall health and wellbeing.  A healthy mouth is important for a healthy body!

At Anokhi Dental, we place strong emphasis on prevention. To achieve this the following are vital:

  • Oral Hygiene

  • General Dental Check-up

  • Professional Teeth Clean

  • Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Why is good oral hygiene important?

Oral health is about more than a pretty smile. Daily brushing, flossing, tongue cleaning, a balanced diet and regular check-ups with your dentist can lower your risk of developing dental diseases and oral infections.

It is a well-known fact that our oral health is an important window into our general health and that issues in the mouth can (and do) affect other parts of the body.

At Anokhi Dental, we are passionate about preventative dentistry.  We believe that excellent oral hygiene practices ensure that our teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible. This is achieved by committing to simple measures at home and regular dental check-ups. This can help make dental visits minimally invasive and less costly. Remember, when we care for our mouths properly, we care for our overall well-being .

General Dental Check Up

At your general dental check-up your dentist will inspect your mouth, teeth and gums to check that they’re healthy and look for any possible signs of issues. This could include signs of decay or gum disease, loose or broken teeth, damage to fillings, dentures and other dental restorations.

If we do notice anything unusual, we may use our low radiation dental x-rays to get a closer look so that we can discuss the most suitable treatment options with you.

Keeping up with your scheduled dental visits is part of a good oral hygiene routine and is essential for prevention. We recommend that patients visit us at least every 6 months for a comprehensive check-up and clean, but the ideal visiting frequency depends on each patient’s individual needs.

Professional Teeth Clean

At most general dental check-ups we will recommend a professional teeth clean.

Teeth brushing and flossing isn’t always enough to get rid of all the plaque on your teeth (which can lead to gum disease and cavities). During professional teeth cleans we will carefully remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated since your last visit, leaving your teeth as clean as possible.

As a holistic and wellness dental practice, we use the most gentle, natural and effective materials and products in your mouth.  Anokhi Dental is a fluoride free practice.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an inflammatory disease which attacks the gums and bone around the teeth.  It is caused by a build-up of plaque around and under the gum-line.  In its early stages it is often called ‘gingivitis’.

The challenge can be, that gum disease may not necessarily cause any pain until advanced stages and therefore can often progress undetected, sometimes for years. If left untreated, it may have far reaching implications not only on the mouth, but on the entire body. Periodontal disease or “gum disease”, as it is commonly known is present in nearly one quarter of Australian adults.

This can be easily avoided by good daily oral hygiene practices and having a regular dental check-up and professional teeth clean.

Is it time for a check-up and clean? Are you concerned about potential gum disease? Call us on (02) 9264 5195 or book an appointment online.

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