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Dr David Clarke & Dr Matthew Clarke are eager to work with you to create a customized treatment plan which best suits your individual needs and optimises your dental health. Should you have a concern with your teeth, gums or dental appearance please contact us today so we can work with you to assess the best options available to you. Below is a short overview of some of the most common treatments which we can provide.
Check-up & Clean
A regular dental check-up is a cornerstone of maintaining good oral health, it enables us to monitor your teeth for signs of decay, wear, cracks and other problems as well as monitoring the health of your gums and other tissue that supports your teeth for signs of disease. It is important that this is done regularly and not just when pain or problems present. As often when dental pain presents such as with a toothache the problem has become serious and may require extensive treatment. However had this problem been identified at a check-up before symptoms were present it would require much simpler treatment.
A regular clean (sometimes referred to as a scale and clean) is also essential, to clean off hard calcified deposits that naturally form on our teeth often between the back teeth or on the inside surface of the front teeth (places you are unlikely to notice). Left without cleaning these deposits, referred to as calculus, harbour disease causing bacteria which cause inflammation of the gums and bone loss around the teeth. This is called periodontal disease and left untreated can lead to the gums receding around the teeth exposing the roots, looseness of the teeth in the jaw and eventually loss of some teeth, all of which cannot be reversed. Additionally the cleaning process removes stains that buildup on your teeth such from your diet such as coffee, tea and red wine and from other sources such as smoking, restoring your natural bright smile!