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Oral Hygiene Assessment

Taking care of your oral health and hygiene is key to your overall health and wellbeing, which is why its important to have a regular oral health assessment to inspect the condition of your teeth, gums and mouth. Maintaining good oral hygiene and health requires regular checkups and cleanings every six months. An oral health assessment is also critical of your ongoing oral health. How does this differ from a regular checkup or cleaning service? An oral hygiene assessment will include a thorough inspection using the latest technologies to discover any underlying dental health issues so they can be treated. We have a full range of advanced treatment options available to you through our dental specialists. In order to provide you with the best results, we will make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your consultation at Focus Dental.

Why Is It Important To Get An Oral Hygiene Assessment

The best way to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile for life is to maintain good dental health to prevent minor issues from becoming major ones.
The best way to maintain good oral health is to attend six-monthly dental check-ups, together with good oral health practices and routines at home. You will enjoy a range of oral health benefits and general health and wellbeing benefits from getting a regular oral health risk assessment including:
  • Maintaining a healthy smile and teeth.
  • Aids in the detection of any serious dental problems.
  • Aids in the detection of more serious health problems.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of general health.
  • Promotes the health of a developing child's mouth.
  • Promotes the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions.
  • Prevents oral cancer by detecting it early.
  • Protects teeth from cavities.
  • Assesses gum health before bones are destroyed.
  • Provides early detection of decaying fillings and teeth, which can lead to less invasive treatment.
  • By detecting changes and changing habits before irreversible damage to teeth or bone occurs, it is possible to prevent irreversible damage.

What Is an Oral Health Assessment?

To better understand your individual needs, a comprehensive health history will be taken on your first visit. An x-ray of your teeth will also be taken and this is invaluable for diagnosing any issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, such as the position of your wisdom teeth, and for establishing the current landscape of your jaw.
Your dentist will carry out a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums at each oral health assessment. You will also have your soft tissues in your mouth examined (cheeks and tongues), your gums checked for signs of gum disease, you will be screened for oral cancer, and your teeth will be tested to make sure they bite together correctly to ensure they will not crack or break over time.
This process is pain free and minimally invasive plus each appointment is not going to take up too much of your time, so you are not going to miss too much valuable time off work or away from your family.

Regular Dental Examinations Have Many Benefits

It is better to prevent dental problems than deal with them later. Your dentist can detect gum disease and screen for mouth cancer through regular oral health assessments and give you advice on how to keep your teeth healthy. By regularly keeping an eye on your smile, problems can be identified early on.





What Is the Recommended Frequency of Oral Health Assessments?

During your regular dental check-up at Focus Dental, your dentist will advise you on how often you should have comprehensive oral health assessments. Your needs must be considered individually. The frequency of visits can vary depending on the individual’s needs, such as undergoing or having completed treatment. It is up to you and your dentist to decide the frequency of general oral health assessments as well as a time and date that is convenient for you.

Appointments for Emergency Situations

When you’re in pain or uncomfortable, we can help you find a dentist as soon as possible. We offer emergency dental care, speak with a Focus Dental team member immediately, and one of our dentists will be able to see you as soon as possible including after hours and on weekends. If you are suffering from a toothache or any other mouth trauma, it is not going to get better by itself. In fact, delaying treatment can lead to greater complications or even surgery. The after hours team at Focus Dental can help to stabilise your condition and relieve your pain before a thorough oral hygiene assessment can be conducted to discover the underlying problems and outline a treatment plan.

Book Your Oral Hygiene Assessment At Our Blackburn Clinic

Prevention is always better than the cure and the team at Focus Dental is here to make your trip to the dentist as comfortable as possible. We can assist with oral health plans and routines to carry out at home that will help you achieve the best possible dental health. Teeth whiteninginvisalignimplant dentistrykid dentistry, and other dental services are also available.

If there are any underlying issues, we will advise the best course of action and treatment methods that will make you feel happier, healthier and more confident with your smile.

For more information on booking an oral health risk assessment appointment, contact the team at Focus Dental on (03) 8838 8600.