Our new patient examination is a one hour comprehensive oral health wellness assessment developed to empower, educate and inspire you with positive feelings about your dental care and visits.
At Ageless Smiles Dental Centre we love getting to know you so relaxed conversations about your lifestyle, physical health, your concerns and your smile dreams happen before we begin your dental health examinations.
We strive to provide optimal dental care and this can only be done with the aid of x-rays to help detect decay, infection and view areas between the teeth or hidden below the gum line.
At Ageless Smiles Dental Centre we take digital x-rays which are higher in definition but lower in radiation! This in conjunction with high-definition scans of your teeth and digital photos, not only provide a valuable record of your dental health, but give you an opportunity to be able to visualise any issues or areas of concern occurring in your mouth.
Good oral health requires healthy gums so all our patients receive a comprehensive gum health examination and gum disease analysis.
Assessing your jaw joint and muscles for clenching, grinding or other related issues along with a quick oral cancer screening, and all your wellness examinations are complete.
From examinations to conversations, our next steps are to give you options for any treatment you may require, answer your questions and provide you with any additional information you may need. In consultation with you, a personalised treatment plan will be developed to help you feel confident about managing your oral health and attending your next visit.
Regular preventative care examinations are usually required every six months to enable early detection of dental problems including decay, gum disease, infection or jaw related conditions. Patients with a higher risk of potential conditions may need more frequent visits of three or four months and those with lower risk may only require annual visits. Our dentists will recommend how often a patient needs to attend based on your unique individual oral health.
During your preventative care appointment, our dentist will always provide an oral cancer screening and typically a professional scale and polish too. If necessary, fluoride may be applied to the teeth and x-rays taken.
Studies have proven that good oral hygiene can help to prevent dental issues from arising so we always ensure we leave ample time to discuss your at home dental care and of course we have preventive care visit goodies to go!
Scale & Clean
The buildup of plaque and bacteria on and around the teeth and gums can cause a number of dental issues including decay, gum disease, bad breathe and bone loss so it’s important to have your teeth professionally cleaned as recommended by your dentist.
At Ageless Smiles Dental Centre you will experience a comfortable clean which is as gentle as it is thorough. We use a combination of hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers to remove calculus above and below the gum line, finishing with your choice of polishing paste, so your teeth and mouth will leave feeling and looking fabulous!
Dental fissure sealants are applied to act as a physical protection from tooth decay and are sometimes recommended when there are large grooves or pits in the molar teeth. This type of preventative dental treatment is usually provided for children but some adults may also benefit from sealants. Fissure sealants are durable, white in colour, quick to apply and don’t require an anaesthetic.
Fluoride applications are an effective preventative dental treatment used to support and protect tooth enamel from plaque that causes dental decay. Professional fluoride applications contain a higher concentration of fluoride than is present in our toothpaste or water. Recommended for patients with a high risk of developing dental decay, fluoride is applied to the teeth and painlessly absorbed within 30 minutes to assist with restoring minerals on the surfaces of the teeth.