Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued at Hampton Smiles by the efforts of Dr. Nathan Phung, Denise Galuoppo and the team as they help to promote, restore and maintain your oral health.

Preventative care also includes regular dental check-ups, cleanings, radiographs, and oral hygiene instructions. Sealants, fluoride and remineralising agents are also great preventive treatments that may help protect your teeth.

Caring for your teeth will not only give you a great smile, but it will also help you to be healthier as well.

Regular Check-ups

The caring team at Hampton Smiles understands that most people live busy lives today, however, it’s essential to take care of your teeth as it has an effect on your overall health and well-being. During a routine dental checkup, we will examine and assess the health of your teeth, gums and soft tissues.

Detecting cavities and any soft tissue pathology early makes for better treatment outcomes, and often helps save permanent teeth which may be lost if decay progresses too far. The radiographs may or may not be used to assist in diagnosis. Plaque, when not removed, can eventually become tartar which can be difficult to remove with home brushing and flossing. Tartar can lead to gum disease, which has been linked to medical conditions like heart problems and diabetes. Your gums can be a big indicator of your overall health, and potential gum disease. Dr. Nathan will measure the space between teeth and gums which typically become deeper when gum disease is present.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Your dental cleaning appointment will encompass a thorough dental examination, as well as the following services:

  • Elimination of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has accumulated on the tooth surface over time, both above and below the gum line, requiring specialised dental instruments for removal.
  • Plaque removal: Plaque is an almost invisible, sticky film that harbours a colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The toxins produced by these bacteria can lead to gum inflammation, marking the onset of periodontal disease.
  • Teeth polishing: This process targets the elimination of stains and plaque that may persist despite regular tooth brushing and scaling.

Our caring and experienced team are here to help you.