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Good oral health care needs more than just brushing and flossing. It also involves having regular dental check-up, scale and cleans.

Routine dental check-ups are an essential part of your dental care to help avoid and treat potential dental problems.

Having a healthy mouth for life is achievable for everyone through maintaining a balance between lifestyle, good home oral care and regular dental examinations and professional cleans.  Our practice philosophy involves a commitment to the establishment and maintenance of healthy mouths and a preventive approach to all forms of oral problems.

We recommend that most patients have a dental examination  and a thorough professional clean at least every 6 months.  Regular dental examinations are important to ensure that your oral health is kept at a high level and that any dental concerns are detected early. Early detection usually means a simple solution. This is the best way to keep your mouth healthy for life.

At your regular examination/professional clean appointments you can expect an oral cancer screen,  digital xrays (taken approx. every 2-3 years) sleep screen, oral hygiene instructions, lifestyle/habits discussions, periodontal (gum) health check, thorough teeth cleaning by our Oral Health Therapists as well as checking your teeth for decay, cracks, leaking fillings and wear.

Having regular maintenance appointments help to keep your mouth running smoothly – just like your car!

Are Regular Dental Check-ups Necessary?

Regular dental check-ups are essential for preventing oral health issues. These appointments offer more than just a quick glance at your teeth; they provide an opportunity for early detection of potential issues in the mouth. By scheduling regular 6-monthly check-ups, you can address minor concerns before they escalate into more significant problems.

Our dentists not only assess your teeth but also examine your gums, tongue, and overall oral health. This proactive approach to dental care is key to maintaining a bright and healthy smile.

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Is Professional Cleaning Necessary?

While brushing and flossing daily are crucial parts of routine oral care, they should not be relied upon as your sole form of oral upkeep. The process of our check-up, scale and cleans includes removing plaque and tartar, especially on areas that can be missed out through home oral care. This is extremely beneficial as it helps prevent cavities and gum disease. It also overall leads to fresher breath and a brighter smile.

In addition, during the procedure of cleaning; the dentist may notice early signs of dental problems which they can now begin to treat.


What Happens During Dental Cleaning?

During your professional dental cleaning, there are several important steps and procedures that take place to help keep your teeth and gums healthy as well as clean. 

Oral Examination

Our dentist begins by examining your mouth, gums, and teeth. This visual inspection helps identify any visible issues, such as cavities, plaque buildup, or signs of gum disease. During the procedure, they may use a small mirror and a dental explorer to check for any signs of decay and to assess the overall condition of your teeth.

Periodontal Assessment

Here the dentist does some measurement of the depth of spaces between your teeth and gums (periodontal pockets). This helps evaluate the health of your gums and detect any signs of gum disease.

Scaling and Teeth Polishing

Using special dental instruments, the dentist performs scaling to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. This process targets areas that may be difficult to reach with regular brushing and flossing.

After scaling, the teeth are polished to remove any remaining stains and plaque. A rotating rubber cup or a prophy jet polishing device is used along with a polishing paste to create a smooth and polished surface on each tooth. Polishing not only enhances the appearance of your teeth but also makes it more challenging for plaque to stick to the surfaces.

Fluoride Treatment (Optional)

Depending on your oral health needs, the dentist may apply fluoride treatment to your teeth. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel and provides additional protection against cavities.

Oral Care Education

At Kedron Family Dental, we highly prioritise patient education. Our dentists go beyond routine care by offering oral care advice tailored to address specific concerns with your teeth. We provide guidance on proper brushing, flossing, and other aspects of maintaining good oral hygiene at home, recommending specific dental products or techniques tailored to your individual needs.

X-rays (If Necessary)

In some cases, x-rays may be taken to provide a more detailed overview of your teeth and identify any issues not visible during the clinical exam. X-rays are particularly useful for detecting hidden cavities and assessing the health of the tooth roots.

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

Radiation doses from dental x-rays are quite low. Technological advancement has also further minimised the radiation levels. 

Lead vests and thyroid protectors are often used by medical practitioners in order to shield more delicate tissues from radiation. This is in addition to modern methods of concentrating on a specific area so less body parts are exposed unnecessarily. Whether or not you need an x-ray and what it would reveal about your condition are carefully evaluated by oral health experts.

What our patients say

Google Review

On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

Google Review

I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

Google Review

I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

Google Review

I would definitely recommend Kedron family dental. The staff are first class.
Despite my fears, they definitely were calm and collected. Which helped me be calm too. I really appreciate the work of Dr Pj and assistant Gemma.
First class!! Thank you!!

Google Review

I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

Google Review

Elwynn has been my dentist for many years, and without a doubt is one of the best! Extremely professional and knowledgeable; but where he is really ahead of the rest, is the care and explanation he provides throughout any treatment or examination. Great to have him in the Brisbane area!

Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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