Check-Up and Clean

Why does our Dentist in Secret Harbour recommend routine check-ups?

Dental diseases often have no noticeable symptoms until they have progressed to a severe stage. This means that you may not experience any pain even if your teeth are decaying.

To prevent dental diseases from developing or worsening, the Australian Dental Association recommends that patients have routine check-ups every six months. During a routine check-up, your dentist can screen for early signs of dental disease and recommend treatment if necessary.

A routine check-up typically includes the following:

  • Examination of the teeth for signs of decay, erosion, and bruxism (clenching or grinding)
  • Examination of the soft tissue for signs of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) and oral cancer
  • Examination of the jaws for signs of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) and orthodontic jaw malalignment
  • Orthodontic referrals (for both adult and children)
  • Sleep apnoea assessment (and devices)

If necessary, your dentist may refer you to another specialist for further treatment.

Dental check-ups at our Secret Harbour clinic

At our Secret Harbour clinic, our dentists will provide you with a personalized oral health assessment. We will monitor the patterns of plaque and calculus build-up in your mouth and teach you how to minimize damage so that your teeth can remain healthy for as long as possible.

We understand that not everyone has had positive experiences at the dentist. If you are feeling apprehensive, please let us know. We will do everything we can to make your experience at our clinic a positive one.

Dental problems are common

Almost everyone will experience some form of dental decay or damage at some point in their lives. We are here to help, whether you need a small cavity filled or a full-mouth rehabilitation. We want to help you maintain an excellent quality of life.