Twenty reasons to see our Hygienists
At a visit with our Hygienist your teeth are cleaned, polished, and caked on deposits of built up stains and gum irritants are removed. It is like getting your car detailed. You leave here feeling incredibly fresh, shiny and btighter
You can keep your teeth for a lifetime if you follow our advice and visit us regularly. Gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss, and is completely avoidable.
Gum or periodontal disease is often called a 'silent disease', because people don't know they have it until it is at an advanced state. It can be quite advanced, and difficult to treat if allowed to progress to a stage where there has been significant gum, tooth root, and jaw bone damage.
Treated early, the success rate is 100% - if left too long, the success rate drops a lot, and the treatment needs become more complex (time consuming and expensive...). Dont wait until it's too late!
The bacteria involved in gum disease, whether it is simple gingivitis or more advanced periodontitis, do not limit their toxic effects to just the teeth and gums.
They and their toxic products are carried through the body, and have been implicated in all sorts of systemic conditions - diabetes, alzheimers, heart disease, pregnancy complications to name a few!
Protect your general health - oral health is as important as good diet and exercise. We want to keep all of you healthy.
Oral cancer causes much suffering, and every year many Australians die from this.
Oral cancer can be readily diagnosed but the death rate from this type of cancer is high because it is often discovered late in its development, generally when it has metastasised or spread to another location like the lymph nodes of the neck.
At this stage the prognosis can be significantly worse. - See more at: http://www.oralcancerfacts.com.au
Early detection is important
Regular Hygiene visits allow us to spot little things before they develop into significant issues.
This results in lower costs by avoiding large repairs, and can help you avoid dental emergencies.
The word 'cleaning' does not do any justice to the services our Hygienist and Therapist provide. We go far beyond a superficial polish of the teeth, to do deep cleaning in every nook and cranny. We spend so much time going over your gums and teeth, that every hygienist session is a thorough exam as well.
We are passionate about getting you into a totally healthy state, and providing guidance and education about all the issues that exist or could develop in your mouth. repairs, and can help you avoid dental emergencies.
They are part of our preventive program. They are the most conservative and cost effective way of controlling gum disease, helping you avoid surgical treatment with specialists.
Our long term hygiene patients have incredibly reliable mouths where things just don't go wrong.
People who have had extensive treatment need to maintain good health to avoid future issues, and make their dental work last as long as possible.
If you have spent time and money getting significant work done in the past, isn't it a little crazy to not care for it?
What happens if you never get your car serviced?
We take time to educate you about proper and complete home care. Techniques can always be improved. Mouths change over a lifetime - different problems arise.
We can educate you about what is going on, new techniques, materials, brushes, rinses, etc
In our office, the primary objective is to get you healthy. We are not constrained by limits set by health funds whose only concern is to cut their costs, and not about your best interests.
We have great equipment, good skills, and a desire to impart knowledge and understanding, as well as an outstanding result.
12. We like to get to know you so we can provide personalised care
We take time to understand you as a person, and what your needs and concerns are.
We favour long term relationships. When we get to know your mouth well, we can predict the issues you may be prone to or at risk from, and do our utmost to keep you well.
Our hygienists take great satisfaction in developing a rapport with you, and love answering any questions you may have, about yourselves, your partners or children.
There are always new advances in dentistry. We are all lifelong learners. Dr Navakas is a member of the Seattle Study Club, Dr Bundun is studying for a Masters in Aesthetic Dentitry, and our hygienists regularly attend continuing education.
We are all up to date, we regularly discuss new findings, techniques and materials. We are required by the AHPRA to do a total of 60 hrs continuing education in a three year cycle.
Dr Navakas has completed 140 hrs in the first 12 months of this cycle. We incorporate current scientific thinking, combined with decades of experience.
We have a strong mentoring ethic at our practice, where we enjoy the enthusiasm and vigor of younger practitioners and the wisdom of the experienced.
Many very common medications prescribed today can result in dry mouth conditions, with decreased salivary flow. This has significant implications for long term health.
The ageing process also causes this problem.We can help
The way your teeth come togther is very important. Over time, the bite can change, which can lead to stresses on teeth, muscles, and joints.
Excessive wear or fractures can occur in teeth, muscles can become sore and be chronically in spasm, and joints can develop clicks and pain.
Headaches can eventuate. We evaluate your bite when we see you, and can overcome these problems.
We are not being rude in saying this 🙂 - it is our job, after all! Even the most fastidious person will have areas they miss, and need our help to get it perfect.
The better you think you are, the more you will appreciate our thoroughness.
All cavities are invisible to you in the early stages, as are the early stages of deterioration of fillings.
The dentists here use microscopes and high magnification to find problems before there is a serious risk to a tooth, and treat it conservatively with great precision and care (how many practices have you been to where the dentists use a microscope to do all their work??
If you could see what we see through the scope, you just wouldn't go elsewhere...).
There are so many brands of toothpaste, floss, rinses, brushes. We are bombarded in the media with ads for all these. We can tell you the real facts, and sort the truth from the hype.
Ask us anything you want! reliable mouths where things just don't go wrong.
If you have concerns, ask us first. We do everything to make you comfortable and have a great experience.
If you come regularly, the maintenance visits are easy and pleasant for you, as your baseline health is good, and there will be less build-up to remove
Anyone who has the opportunity should take advantage of today's dental care. A few generations ago, disease was rampant, and tooth loss common.
We have the skills and knowledge to treat pretty much anything today, and we are keen to share our knowledge with you, so you can have a heathy mouth for a lifetime. Book in now!