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Dental Checkups at Lightwood Dental

Dental Checkups in Ferntree Gully

Dr Iram reviewing x-raysAt Lightwood Dental, we recommend visiting your dentist for a routine checkup every 6 months. During your dental checkups, we tailor our services to your individual oral health needs. From preventative scale and cleans to early cavity diagnosis with digital X-rays, it’s our mission to help you keep your teeth strong and stable for life. We also routinely screen for conditions such as oral cancer, bone loss and periodontal disease. Coming for a checkup regularly enables us to pick up on any issues early, such as tooth decay, cavities or gum disease which can help save you on costlier treatment down the track.

Healthy teeth and gums are a reflection of good overall wellness. Having a beautiful smile starts with good self-care and preventative dental appointments to decrease the risk of disease and decay.

Oral Hygiene Tips

A dedicated brushing and flossing routine is the best way to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. During your preventative care appointment, your dentist will discuss specific ways to best address your personal oral health but here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Brush at least twice daily, for a minimum of two minutes. If possible, try to brush after each meal. Pay particular attention to cleaning along the gumlines.
  • Floss a minimum of once per day. Wrap the strand in a “C” shape around the tooth and slide it up and down against its side several times, being sure to clean just below the gumlines as well.
  • Limit snacking between meals and drink water frequently throughout the day.
  • Use appropriate products that are non-abrasive and contain fluoride, to minimise damage to tooth enamel.

Managing Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Bad breath can be an embarrassing condition that affects both your private and professional life. Unfortunately, some people never realise that they have halitosis or they are too ashamed to ask their dentist for help.

We understand this sensitive issue and offer honest advice on how to diminish the cause of bad breath and the bacteria that causes it. In some cases, it may not be due to gum disease, smoking or oral hygiene but rather an underlying medical factor. Our understanding providers will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your halitosis.

Schedule Your First Visit Today

Have you been delaying your preventative dental care because of a busy schedule? We’re open late as well as Saturdays to better accommodate on-the-go routines. Contact Lightwood Dental today to make your first appointment.



Dental Check Ups Ferntree Gully, Knox City VIC | (03) 9758 2099