At Carina Plaza Dental we take an honest and conservative approach to treatment - ALWAYS.
During a check-up and clean our dentists will ask about your dental concerns and screen for any dental issues. If detected early enough, a dentist can provide preventative, non-invasive advice to help avoid future problems and dental work. The earlier issues are picked up and treated, the better the long-term result.
Our thorough examinations screen for:
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ or Jaw joint) and Muscle related issues
- Oral Soft Tissue Exam for Mucosal Lesions, Tumours and Cancer
- Sleep Apnoea and Airway issues
- Gum and Periodontal health
- Bite and Occlusion Analysis (static and dynamic)
- Saliva Quantity and Quality
- Oral Hygiene (plaque and tartar)
- Teeth Charting (decay, tooth wear, chipped or broken teeth/fillings, missing teeth, wisdom teeth etc)
Our dentists will usually provide a scale and clean to remove plaque and tartar at the same time of the examination. In most cases, it allows us to view the teeth and gums better and is a more efficient use of time.
We finish our check and clean by applying a strong remineralizing agent to the teeth to help prevent cavities and reverse early signs of tooth decay – you will know this as fluoride.
Our dentists believe in continuous quality care and will recommend this kind of thorough check and clean every 6 months to ensure your smile stays as healthy as it can.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend 6 monthly visits to help maintain your teeth and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Regular preventative and maintenance examinations allows us to diagnose any dental conditions that may arise, and when picked up early enough means that treatment is much simpler and less costly.
To ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible, we recommend regular check ups, along with flossing and brushing twice daily. Limiting the use of mouthrinses, sugary foods, and tobacco products will contribute to maintenance of good oral hygiene.
The purpose of these appointments is to prevent any dental conditions and maintain the health of your teeth. We assess your medical history and discuss any problems or concerns that you may have with your dental health. Next we assess your teeth, gums and all areas of the mouth to ensure they are healthy. A thorough scale and clean will be done, followed by fluoride treatment. X-rays may also be taken at your initial visit with us, which are then updated every two years after that.
If you are having problems or concerns with your teeth, please call the practice and leave a message with your name and contact details, and our friendly staff will return your call the following business day. We can provide our patients with same day appointments for all tooth related emergencies. In the meantime, it is important to try and avoid the area as much as possible, including eating or drinking any hot or cold items as they may make your symptoms worse.
Here at Carina Plaza Dental, we support a variety of health funds, and are also preferred providers for BUPA and HCF. For your convenience, we have HICAPS terminals to make instant claims. We simply swipe your health fund card, authorise the claim and the gap can then be paid either by cash, card, or cheque.