Our Dedicated Hygiene Team – Preventative Hygiene Visits in Joondalup
At Dental Reflections in Joondalup we believe that good dental hygiene is key to ensuring healthy teeth and gums. Home care is extremely important as are regular six monthly maintenance visits with one of our friendly hygiene team, who will remove deposits of bacteria that are not able to be removed by simple brushing and flossing alone.
Bacteria or plaque left behind on teeth can cause tooth decay or form hard deposits called calculus which in time can lead to loss of bone around teeth and ultimately tooth loss. There is also a growing body of evidence suggesting that an unhealthy mouth can have detrimental effects on other organs including the heart, brain and kidneys.
Dr Ina, Dr Archie and Oral health therapist Kylie
Our team of Australian qualified dentists, oral health therapists and hygienists are motivated to ensure that you will receive the highest level of dental care. During your regular hygiene maintenance visit a thorough assessment of the jaw, oral soft tissues, gums and teeth is performed along with a professional scale and clean. In addition we ensure that sufficient time is set aside for education and instruction about correct home care.
Your regular hygiene maintenance visits in Joondalup include the following:
Updating of your medical and dental history
A full dental examination including assessment of your jaws, teeth and gums
Salivary tests if required to determine the proportion of ‘good bugs’ vs ‘bad bugs’ along with acidity levels.
Oral cancer screen with use of a Veloscope velscope.com
Professional Scaling, cleaning and fluoride application
Instruction and advice on optimal home care
Where necessary modern low dose digital radiographs will be taken at our Joondalup dental clinic to assist diagnosis and detection of the following:
The presence of wisdom teeth and their position
Cavities around old fillings and below the gums on the roots of teeth
Bone loss around the teeth due to gum disease
Infections in the jaw bone
Problems with the jaw bone or jaw joints
Dr Ina and dental nurse Spin
Following your preventive hygiene visit, should any dental issues be detected which require treatment your dentist will discuss these with the aid of intra-oral photographs taken at the time of your visit. We will then present options, discuss pros and cons and together with you formulate a treatment plan tailored to your needs and wants.
At Dental Reflections we are very much a preventive driven practice. As such our aim is to reduce the need for complex treatments through education, instruction in good oral hygiene and ensuring that regular preventive maintenance is adhered to. We do this by ensuring that all of our patients are reserved a forward booking with our hygiene team and that they leave with a complimentary hygiene pack to see them through between visits.