While we do advocate that all our Randwick dental patients brush and floss twice a day, we also know that this alone is not enough to stop the development of tartar on your teeth. Tartar is the result of calcified plaque, a sticky substance that contains bacteria, which develops on the surface of teeth, between teeth and along the gum line.
Tartar can only be removed by your dentist and if it is not, can lead to the development of decay and cavities.
If you do have a cavity, it can be managed but it’s best for you to find this out early on, because complications can occur that may result in the loss of the tooth.
Conditions like gum disease may not present with any symptoms at all, and if you don’t see your dentist, it can progress to the more serious periodontitis.
Randwick dental patients who grind their teeth in their sleep are often unaware. It is usually only after a visit to our Randwick Dental Clinic that they even realise what is going on in their mouths.
Your dentist will also be able to check out your wisdom teeth and how they are emerging, and this can help you avoid further complications later on.
If you have lost teeth your dentist will review your tooth replacement options.