The importance of good oral hygiene


Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important part of our daily routine and essential for optimum oral health. Good oral health is vital for our general well-being and regular visits to your dentist in Sydney will help ensure that your daily routine is sufficient for this and will further improve the condition of your teeth, preventing any issues before they present themselves. At Spa Dental Sydney we are here for all your dental needs, whether you require emergency care, general treatment, preventative therapy or cosmetic treatment, contact your dentist in Sydney for all your dental requirements.

General treatments at your dentist in Sydney

Minor dental issues are relatively common. This can be avoided with regular appointments with your dentist in Sydney. Sometimes you may experience a dental emergency, these can include toothache, sensitivity, bleeding or swollen gums or more extreme damage such as a chipped or cracked tooth due to accident or trauma. In case of such emergencies, contact your dentist in Sydney immediately for treatment, preventing infection and avoiding further issues. Problems with your wisdom teeth are a common dental issue. If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, contact us at Spa Dental Sydney today. We can check the tooth and advise whether it needs to be removed. Wisdom tooth removal may be necessary if the tooth has become impacted or if it hasn’t fully broken through the surface of the gum as this can cause bacteria to get trapped around the tooth which may result in tooth decay or gum disease and other painful issues. It can affect your surrounding dentition if left untreated. Other general treatments include root canal treatment, which is required for infections of the root canal, which is the centre of your tooth. Root canal infections are caused by bacterial invasion of the tooth. It can occur as a result of tooth decay, damaged or leaking fillings or damage to the tooth from accident or trauma. Speak to us at Spa Dental Sydney about root canal treatment today and you may be able to prevent tooth loss in the future. Rest assured your ease and comfort are our priority and a local anaesthetic is usually given for such procedures.

Why should I visit the dental hygienist?

Dental hygienists are concerned with preventive care of your teeth and treating minor oral health conditions thus regular appointments with your hygienist here at Spa Dental Sydney can help enhance your oral health and prevent dental issues. An appointment with your hygienist includes a full examination of your teeth; professional cleaning and also advice and education on how to look after your teeth to the highest quality. Cleaning is carried out by scaling and polishing to prevent plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth, remove any plaque and tartar which may be present and remove any superficial staining which may have occurred over time. Your hygienist will also examine your mouth for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay which is why this is a preventive therapy which should be incorporated into your lifestyle to help to prevent dental issues in the future.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.