Why patients need regular exams and dental cleanings

One of the best ways to maintain good oral hygiene and health is by visiting the dentist regularly for oral examinations and thorough dental cleanings. These dental check-ups not only keep your teeth and gums healthy but also help to prevent serious dental problems from arising. When you visit Clarity Dental of Bendigo, Victoria, for these routine appointments, you will also benefit from a periodontal examination to look for signs of infection and disease that may negatively–and permanently–affect your smile. We encourage patients to visit at least every six months.

What happens during a dental check-up at Clarity Dental?

During an oral examination, Drs Rebecca Easaw, Conny Qian, and Christina Shue will thoroughly check your entire mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or other issues.

We will also perform a thorough dental cleaning to eliminate both plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems from developing.

During a regular dental check-up, your dentist may conduct an x-ray examination to get a more complete view of your teeth and jawbone. X-rays are crucial to evaluate teeth and bones that are not visible to the naked eye. Digital radiography is used to achieve safer and easier-to-store images of a patient’s smile, thus reducing radiation exposure compared to traditional dental x-rays.

Do I need a deep cleaning?

If signs of periodontal disease have been found, patients may need a deep periodontal cleaning. This is sometimes referred to as scaling and root planing and might be scheduled for another appointment at a different time than the routine cleaning. Your dental team will advise you on your diagnosis and whether or not deep cleanings are needed to restore oral health.

Who can I call for a dental exam and cleaning?

Call Clarity Dental at (03) 5910 1001 to request an appointment at 12 High Street with Drs Rebecca Easaw, Conny Qian, and Christina Shue.