Check-up and Clean
If you could only have one car for the rest of your life, what would you do? Service it? Look after it? Treasure it?
A routine examination and clean is the most pivotal part of your oral health. With periodic check-ups we can find issues before they become detrimental to your oral environment and regular cleans ensure (with your help at home of course) that the vitality of your gums lasts a life time!
This is also our chance to coach you in your cleaning techniques. Even the BEST sports stars have a coach!
Who taught you how to brush your teeth? Really think about it. Did you think “Mum and Dad”? Most people do. Or did you think it was at school? Can you really remember it? Or maybe it was a dentist? When was this and did they actually teach you? Did they brush your teeth? Did they watch you brush your teeth? Was this ever followed up? How do you know if you are doing it right?
Here at Paradise Dentistry we teach and coach and teach and coach over and over again. We will teach you both practically and with theory on what it is you are trying to achieve as well as WHY. The better you are at cleaning your own teeth the less you will ever need ANYTHING from us. After all, isn’t that what you want?
“You don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”
This old adage is true now and has been true for ever. Check out this link on Youtube to Monkey’s Flossing their teeth, watch it to the end and watch the adult monkey demonstrating it to the baby. While it might be possible to teach a monkey to floss its teeth, I don’t believe it is possible to teach a monkey to teach a monkey to floss its teeth! So I wonder how long Monkeys have been doing this?
Floss and other interproximal (between the teeth) cleaning techniques are really the difference between those who have a trouble-free healthy mouth for the duration of their life, and those who don’t. These techniques are simple and highly effective but MUST be taught and coached and results confirmed. This is our primary focus at Paradise Dentistry.
Have you ever seen blood on your brush? This is not something to panic about, but it does mean that you have a chronic inflammation in your gum tissues, or Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease. This needs to be looked at. We can then help you to understand why it is there and how to remove it and prevent it’s return.