Examinations, Cleans and Fillings

Dental Examinations

Regular dental examinations are essential for maintaining both your oral health and overall well-being. At Always Smiles Dental located in Bankstown and Canley Heights, we understand that many people perceive dental care as an extravagance and may postpone regular visits. However, dental checkups should be regarded as crucial preventive measures, similar to routine medical checkups.

Your oral health is closely linked to your general health. Gum disease, for example, has been associated with conditions such as diabetes and heart problems. Additionally, dental decay can contribute to or exacerbate existing medical conditions. By prioritizing regular dental examinations, you not only preserve your smile but also safeguard your overall health.

It is recommended that everyone undergo a dental checkup at least once every six months. During these appointments, our friendly and gentle dentists, serving the Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool areas, can identify and address issues before they escalate into more significant problems that can impact your health and smile.

Just as we service our cars to prevent breakdowns and maintain performance, regular dental visits play a similar role in ensuring the health of your teeth and gums. Monitoring your oral health allows us to detect and treat issues early, potentially saving you from more complex and costly treatments down the road.

At Always Smiles Dental, our priority is to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health through preventive care and personalized treatment plans.

Dental Cleaning

Good oral health is crucial for overall well-being, and the connection between oral health and general health is increasingly supported by scientific research. If you’re considering a dental clean, here are some important facts to know:

Regular Professional Cleaning: Dentists recommend professional cleaning, also known as prophylaxis or scale and cleans, every six months. This procedure involves the removal of dental plaque, calculus (tartar), and stains from the teeth, both exposed and unexposed. Prophylaxis is a preventive measure that helps control local irritants and maintain oral health.

Comprehensive Examination: When you visit Always Smiles Dental Surgery in Bankstown or Canley Heights for your initial appointment, a comprehensive examination is typically conducted first. If you’re experiencing dental decay, our friendly and gentle dentists will address this issue during your visit. Additionally, a personalized dental treatment plan will be devised and discussed for future visits to address any ongoing oral health needs.

Detection of Irregularities: During the examination, our dental team will not only address specific concerns but also detect any irregularities in the anatomy of your mouth. This includes visually checking the soft tissues for signs of oral cancer or other diseases. Early detection of abnormalities allows for timely intervention and management.

At Always Smiles Dental Surgery, we prioritize preventive care and early intervention to ensure the long-term health and well-being of our patients. Your oral health is our priority, and we’re here to help you achieve a healthy smile and overall wellness.

dental scaling

Dental scaling is a vital procedure for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. If you’ve ever had the experience of your dentist carefully scraping away at your teeth, you’ve likely undergone dental scaling. When this process is performed on the roots of the teeth, it’s known as root planing. 

Scaling and root planing are essential for most patients to preserve the health of their teeth and gums. In the past, scaling was typically performed manually, using specialized instruments to remove hardened plaque (calculus) that had accumulated on the teeth. This calculus forms when particles missed by your toothbrush harden into a cement-like state, making it difficult to remove with regular brushing alone. 

At Always Smiles Dental Surgery, our skilled team is trained in the latest techniques and technologies for dental scaling and root planing. We use advanced tools to ensure thorough removal of calculus and plaque, promoting optimal oral health and preventing gum disease. 

If you’re due for a dental cleaning or have concerns about the health of your gums, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to provide you with gentle and effective dental care tailored to your needs.

ultrasonic dental cleaning

At our modern and new surgery located in Canley Heights and Bankstown, we’re proud to offer ultrasonic dental cleaning, a cutting-edge technology designed to enhance your dental cleaning experience.

Our ultrasonic scaler utilizes advanced ultrasonic vibrations to effectively and efficiently remove dental tartar or calculus from your teeth. This process is gentle yet highly effective, allowing us to achieve thorough cleaning in less time compared to traditional methods. 

One of the key benefits of ultrasonic dental cleaning is the absence of metal scraping. Instead, the ultrasonic scaler works to break down and dislodge tartar using oscillating vibrations, minimizing discomfort and reducing the risk of damage to tooth enamel. 

During the procedure, water is used to irrigate and flush away debris, ensuring a clean and comfortable experience while preventing the scaler from overheating. This combination of ultrasonic technology and water irrigation not only enhances the cleaning process but also contributes to a more pleasant and efficient dental visit. 

If you’re due for a dental cleaning or interested in experiencing the benefits of ultrasonic dental cleaning, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our friendly and skilled team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care using the latest technologies to promote optimal oral health. 

Discover the difference of modern dental care at our Bankstown and Canley Heights surgery with ultrasonic dental cleaning. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier, brighter smile.

You Have a Large Buildup of Dental Tartar

Over time, bacteria and dental plaque in your mouth can accumulate and harden into deposits of tartar, also known as calculus. If left untreated, these deposits can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Unlike dental plaque, which can be removed with regular brushing and flossing, tartar cannot be effectively removed at home.

The formation of calculus begins when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, combines with minerals from saliva and hardens on the teeth. This hardened tartar provides a rough surface where more plaque can accumulate, further exacerbating oral health issues.

To remove calculus from your teeth and prevent dental problems, it’s essential to visit a dentist or dental hygienist for professional cleaning. During your dental appointment, specialized tools are used to carefully remove tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline.

Even with diligent brushing and flossing, it’s nearly impossible to completely remove tartar at home. Regular dental cleanings are crucial for maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing the progression of dental diseases.

Periodontal Disease

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, it’s important to address it promptly to prevent further damage to your gums and surrounding bone tissue. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque buildup along the gum line leads to the formation of calculus (tartar), which can cause inflammation and infection of the gums.

Ultrasonic dental cleaning is an effective treatment for periodontal disease. Using advanced ultrasonic technology, our dental team can precisely remove calculus from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gum line. This procedure, known as scaling, targets the hardened deposits that contribute to gum disease. 

Scaling helps to eliminate bacteria and calculus that have accumulated in the pockets between your teeth and gums. By thoroughly cleaning these areas, we can reduce inflammation, promote healing, and prevent further progression of periodontal disease. 

At our practice, we prioritize the treatment of periodontal disease using state-of-the-art ultrasonic dental cleaning systems. Our goal is to restore the health of your gums and preserve the stability of your teeth and supporting structures.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease or suspect that you may have gum issues, don’t hesitate to contact us for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan. We’re here to provide gentle and effective care to help you achieve optimal oral health and preserve your smile

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