Prevention is always better than a cure, which is why we provide high-quality general dental care
At Oracare we provide comprehensive dental check-ups and cleans to help our patients stay on top of their dental health. Our general dentistry is comfortable, personalised to you and very affordable.
What is a dental check-up and clean?
During our dental check-ups and cleans, we will ensure that your mouth is healthy and also provide a professional dental clean. The aim of a dental check-up and clean is to keep your smile vibrant, beautiful and healthy.
You will need to provide medical history and let us know about any problems you have ongoing impacting your dental health or anything which may impact your dental health.
Our team will examine your mouth using both our eyes and x-ray technology to see beneath the gum and between the teeth. The x-rays will help discover any cavities or hidden issues that are missed by the eye.
We will also check your lymph nodes in your neck and around your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. The dentist is usually the first person to detect signs of oral cancer.
Professional Dental Clean
After the check-up part is finished, our dental practitioners will perform a professional dental clean by scaling and applying fluoride to your teeth.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been shown to both prevent tooth decay & even reverse it in the early stages. Fluoride acts by strengthening your enamel, which is the hard-shiny outer layer of your teeth that protects the softer, more vulnerable dentin beneath. Fluoride can re-mineralise tiny micro-cavities before they have the chance to grow into larger cavities & cause problems. At our office, we offer professional fluoride treatments for children, who are often at higher risk for cavities as their teeth grow & develop & they learn good oral hygiene habits. We recommend fluoride as a preventive treatment for children. Fluoride treatments are usually done at six-month clean appointments. Treatment involves the dentist applying varnish to your teeth using a gel, foam, or rinse. We may also recommend fluoride treatments for adults who are at high risk of tooth decay.
Why it’s important to visit the dentist?
Visiting the dentist regularly every six months is important to maintain good dental health. Plus, any issues impacting your oral health will be detected by the dentist.
How to maintain good oral health?
There is a whole range of oral hygiene tips and routines to keep your smile healthy. The following tips we provide will help you to avoid common issues such as gum disease, cavities and more. Our hygiene tips include:
Brush your teeth twice a day
Floss your smile everyday
Rinse excess debris and sugars out of your mouth regularly
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
Regular dental check-ups every six months
Avoid tobacco products
Limit your alcohol consumption
Reduce your sugary foods and drinks consumption
Maintain a healthy, nutritious diet
Our preventative dental treatments also include:
We also know that prevention may not always be enough, so we also have the cure to common dental problems, including the following: