At Budi Dental, we are firm believers in the adage ‘prevention is better than a cure’. In the case of dental health, inadequate oral hygiene can lead to bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, bone loss and can also affect your general wellbeing. Combined with a good personal dental hygiene routine, regular check-up and clean appointments can greatly assist in preventing these problems and maintaining your overall health.
To assist our patients in keeping up with 6 monthly oral hygiene cleans, our practice offers GAP FREE check-up and clean appointments (including x-rays) to all patients with private health insurance (or just $95 for patients without health insurance).
At Budi Dental, a routine clean with one of our dentists consists of the following:
Removal of plaque
Flossing of all teeth
Ultrasonic scale (to remove calcified plaque deposits)
Prosmile, if required (removal of external tooth staining)
…leaving your mouth feeling fresh and your teeth silky smooth!
We also take the time to educate our patients in proper at-home dental care, assisting them with their individual cleaning requirements, dietary advice and establishing an appropriate hygiene maintenance program.
FAQs on oral hygiene
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is an early sign of gum disease caused by the bacteria in dental plaque. Symptoms include swollen gums with a red appearance and bleeding gums when brushing. Gingivitis can be managed through good personal oral hygiene and regular cleans with a dentist or hygienist.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a progression from gingivitis, with two distinct clinical characteristics; the presence of a pocket around a tooth and subsequent loss of supporting bone and tissue. Periodontitis is responsible for not only loose teeth, but also the loss of teeth! In addition to this, there is strong evidence that the presence of periodontal disease is an indicator for diabetes, coronary artery disease, kidney disease and respiratory disease. As such, it is very important to have this disease treated.