Dental Hygiene experts in Adelaide

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Dental Services

Adelaide Smile Centre is dedicated to helping preserve your natural smile and solve any problems that may arise over the years. Our teeth play an essential role in the digestive system, making dentistry an important step in maintaining our overall health and well-being. Research has shown that heart disease and an increased risk of a stroke can be the result of inadequate oral health.

Preventative Dentistry assists in maintaining the healthy structure of your teeth and gums. This process aims to identify any small problems that may arise when they are in the early stages, therefore stopping decay. It is recommended that good oral hygiene techniques are practiced, and dental examinations and hygiene appointments are scheduled every six months. 
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General Dentistry

The simple steps to achieve healthy teeth and gums are: 

• Brush your teeth morning and night, and make sure your toothbrush is soft and has a small head in order to get back to the hard to reach areas
• Brush gently as your aim is only to loosen up the debris to then rinse
• Replace your toothbrush every three months
• Remember to floss before bed time
• Use fluoride toothpaste
• Visit us every six months for an examination and hygiene appointments
• Avoid smoking
• Avoid excessive alcohol use

Remember to look after your teeth, and they will 
look after you!
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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease can result over time if gingivitis is left untreated. It is common in smokers, and some systemic conditions such as diabetes can make you more susceptible. Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis) is a condition of the bone and supporting structures that hold teeth in their sockets. Some signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen and bleeding gums, bad breath, inability to taste, gum recession, and greater movement and mobility of teeth.
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Hygiene appointments are performed routinely and are essential for the treatment and prevention of gum disease, as well as aiding in the early detection of tooth decay. Our team of experienced Oral Health Therapists are passionate about educating patients on brushing techniques, nutrition and other lifestyle factors to help maintain good oral health. At your hygiene appointment, any build-up of calculus/ tartar will be removed from your teeth and soft plaque will be polished off. 
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Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is commonly caused by oral bacteria. The gums appear darker in colour, are swollen and bleed 
when touched. It is a reversible condition. If left untreated however, 
it can gradually worsen and become a chronic condition. This can lead to Periodontal Disease.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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