Assessment & Consultation:
Maven Dental Maryborough, formerly Toothworkx, wants you to understand your Treatment Plan. An appointment for a consultation with your clinician to discuss, or answer any questions, should be arranged if you are not sure about any aspect of your treatment.
An initial consultation can be made to begin the process of Treatment Planning. At this appointment Xrays (radiographs), vitality tests or other diagnostic aids may be required & would be an extra charge. For more information please download our brochure or contact our office.
Just like maintaining your car, it is important to maintain your whole mouth. This includes regular hygiene maintenance to ensure that your teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue stay healthy. Hygiene visits will include a full oral cancer check, scaling and cleaning and individual maintenance programs to follow at home. Not only does this result in preventing certain conditions but, when problems with the teeth, gums and soft tissues are picked up early, they can be rectified straight away costing you much less stress, time and money. Please download brochures from our comprehensive list.
There are many conditions in the mouth that are caused/affected by the foods and drinks that we consume. Foods that are high in acid and sugar are especially harmful. When you visit for your regular hygiene maintenance appointment the teeth are examined for signs of acid erosion and decay. This allows us time to discuss and analyse your diet and give you tips to help avoid these problems in the future.
Brushing and Flossing Techniques
Most people are consistent and regular with toothbrushing and have been doing it all their lives. However, there are certain techniques that help to optimise the way we brush and therefore give our teeth a longer lifespan. Consistency with flossing is not as popular as a lot of people find it difficult and time consuming. However, your dental hygienist has tips, aids and helpful hints to make flossing easier – they can also explain to you exactly WHY flossing is so important. There is an old saying, “only floss the teeth you want to keep”, which has been proven over and over again. Correct brushing and flossing techniques are vitally important to help you keep your teeth for life.
Fluoride is a natural element that can be found in many things, like the water we drink and the food we eat. Decades ago, scientists began to notice that children who lived in places where fluoride occurred naturally in the water had fewer dental cavities.
Fluoride that is absorbed by your body is used by the cells that build your teeth to make stronger enamel. Topical fluoride – fluoride that is applied to the outside of the enamel – makes the outside surface of the enamel more durable. Tooth enamel that is protected by fluoride is much more resistant to acid and is therefore less likely to breakdown and cause tooth decay.
The top surfaces of your teeth – where the chewing takes place – aren’t smooth and flat. They are criss-crossed with tiny hills and valleys – called pits and fissures. These are places where plaque can build up safe from your toothbrush and dental floss. Some of the pits and fissures are so narrow that even a single bristle from your toothbrush can’t get deep enough to clean them out.
One method of preventing cavities from developing in the pits and fissures is to seal them off with a special varnish called a pit and fissure sealant. The whole procedure is quick and painless and can save the tooth from further work in the future.