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Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning is essential for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Are you due for a dental check-up and cleaning? Don’t wait any longer!

We understand the importance of preventive care, that’s why we offer comprehensive examination and cleaning services to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. During your check-up, our experienced dentists will check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease and provide a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure your visit is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Don’t let dental anxiety hold you back from achieving optimal oral health. Our team is committed to providing personalised and attentive care to all of our patients. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy schedule and are conveniently located on Martyn Street, on the fringe of Cairns’ CBD.

Take the first step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles and book your appointment today.

Prepare For Your Appointment

How long is the appointment?

Approximately 1 hour

Questions we may ask you
  • Details about your dental & medical history
  • Your at-home oral health routine
  • If you have any pain or issues
For After Your Appointment
  • You may be required to not eat or drink for a short time period after your appointment
  • Preventative measures may be suggested by your dentist to implement at home in your daily routine.
  • Your dentist will advise if you require any follow-up appointments.
  • Get the most out of your visit by talking to your dentist about your dental routine and if they have any suggestions for you to maintain good oral health.

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How often should I schedule a dental check-up and clean and x-rays?

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that most adults should have regular dental check-ups and cleanings every six months to maintain good oral health. This schedule allows for the detection and treatment of any oral health issues at an early stage.

As for dental X-rays, the frequency of when they should be taken varies depending on the individual’s needs. For example, a person with a high risk of dental decay may need to have X-rays taken more frequently, while a person with a low risk may not need them as often. Your dentist will be able to advise you on how often you should have X-rays taken, based on your individual needs and risk factors.

What should I expect during a dental examination and cleaning?

During a dental examination, your dentist will check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. They will also check your bite and jaw alignment. During a cleaning, your teeth will be cleaned to remove plaque and tartar buildup, and your teeth will be polished to leave them looking bright and clean.

What are the benefits of regular dental examination and cleaning?

Regular dental examination and cleaning can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and can also detect any issues early, allowing for prompt treatment. Regular cleaning can also prevent bad breath and can leave your teeth looking brighter and feeling smoother.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, please contact us immediately. We will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible.

How do I book an appointment for a dental examination and cleaning?

You can easily book an appointment for a dental examination and cleaning online or by calling our surgery. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy schedule.

Why do I need X-rays when having a dental check-up?

Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows dentists to detect and diagnose problems that may not be visible during a visual examination. Here are a few reasons why dental X-rays are necessary during a dental check-up:

  • Detects Decay: Dental X-rays can detect cavities and decay in between teeth and under fillings that may not be visible during a visual exam. Early detection of these issues can prevent the need for more extensive and costly treatment in the future.
  • Detects Gum Disease: X-rays can also detect bone loss or changes in the jaw that may indicate gum disease. Early detection and treatment of gum disease can help prevent tooth loss and other serious health problems.
  • Detects Impacted Teeth: X-rays can also reveal if a tooth is impacted, which is when a tooth is unable to fully erupt from the gum line. This is important to know as it will require specialised treatment to correct.
  • Monitoring Progress: X-rays can also be used to monitor the progress of treatment. For example, after a filling, a dentist may take an x-ray to ensure that the filling is properly placed and that there is no decay or infection around it.
  • Planning Orthodontic Treatment: If a patient is considering orthodontic treatment, X-rays can be used to check the position of the roots and the surrounding bone structure, which is important information for planning orthodontic treatment.

Overall, dental X-rays play a vital role in maintaining oral health by allowing dentists to detect and diagnose problems early on, which can help prevent more serious health issues down the road.

What if I need to get extra dental work completed? Do you have payment plans?

Speak to us about Payment Plans to pay for your dental work.

What can I do at home to look after my oral health?

There are several things you can do at home to maintain good oral health and prevent tooth decay and gum disease:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Brushing helps remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth, and can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  2. Floss daily. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth, which a toothbrush can’t reach.
  3. Use an antiseptic mouthwash. Mouthwash can help reduce plaque and prevent bad breath.
  4. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks. These foods and drinks can cause tooth decay.
  5. Don’t smoke or use tobacco products. Smoking and using tobacco products can cause tooth discolouration, bad breath, and increase the risk of oral cancer.
  6. Wear a mouthguard if you play sports. Mouth guards can help protect your teeth from injury.
  7. Visit your dentist regularly. Regular check-ups and cleanings are important to maintain good oral health and prevent problems from developing.

By following these tips, you can help maintain good oral health and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Remember to always consult with your dentist or dental hygienist for personalised advice and recommendations.

What are standard dental x-rays?

Bitewing X-rays: These are taken to check for decay between the teeth and to check the health of the jawbone. These x-rays are taken by placing the X-ray film between the upper and lower teeth.

The frequency of dental X-rays will depend on the individual’s oral health condition and the dentist’s recommendation. Some people may need X-rays taken more frequently, while others may not need them as often. Your dentist will be able to advise you on how often you should have X-rays taken, based on your individual needs and risk factors.

It’s important to note that dental X-ray equipment and techniques are continuously updated to minimise the radiation exposure to the patient and the staff, and that the radiation dose from dental X-rays is considered low and considered safe by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.

What if I am nervous about visiting the dentist?

Many people experience some level of anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, there are a few things you can do to help ease your anxiety:

  1. Communicate your concerns: Let your dentist know that you are feeling nervous. They can work with you to help make you more comfortable during your visit.
  2. Distraction techniques: Some people find that listening to music or using headphones can help distract them from the dental procedure.
  3. Bring someone with you: You can bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment to provide support and comfort.
  4. Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist questions about the procedure. Understanding what will happen during your visit can help ease your anxiety.
  5. Progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery: Some people find that practicing progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery before their visit can help them relax.

Remember that your dental team is there to help you, and they want you to be comfortable during your visit. They will do their best to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Why Choose Dental On Martyn?

Cairns trusted family dentist for over 30 years

At our dental practice, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care. Here are a few reasons why you should choose us for your dental examination and cleaning needs:

  • Experienced Dentists: Our team of dentists are highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of dental care. They are committed to staying up to date with the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the best possible care.
  • Comprehensive Services: We offer a wide range of dental services including examination, cleaning, teeth whitening, fillings, root canals, and much more. We strive to meet all of your dental needs in one convenient location.
  • Comfortable and Relaxing Environment: We understand that visiting the dentist can be stressful, which is why we make every effort to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for our patients. Our purpose-built, modern and well-equipped dental surgery aids us in delivering an exceptional and pleasant dental experience.
  • Convenient Scheduling: We understand the value of your time, which is why we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy schedule as well as convenient online booking.
  • We offer payment plans so you can enjoy the peace of mind of good oral health with the benefit of interest-free payment.
  • Patient Education: We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. We will provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your dental care.

At our practice, you can trust that you will receive the personalised and attentive care you deserve. Book your appointment today and experience the difference for yourself!

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