Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, it is still imperative to see a dentist regularly. At Evolve Dental Kenmore dentist we can check for problems that you may not see or feel.
The standard recommendation is to visit twice a year for dentist check-ups and at least a minimum of twice a year for hygiene cleanings. Hygiene visits are recommended more regularly depending on your age, health, gum condition and lifestyle habits. Patients with implants, crowns and gum disease, a predisposition for plaque build-up or cavities, or a weakened immune system might need to visit the dentist more frequently for optimal care.
To allow your dentist to check for problems that you might not see or feel including early signs of decay, gum disease, cracks in teeth or infections.
Generally, the earlier a problem is found, the more manageable it is.
As a new patient to Evolve Dentist Kenmore we want to take the time to get to know you and your mouth. We gather information via simple questionnaire forms and by asking you questions to better understand your medical history, dental history, your reasons for attending as well as getting know your dental health and smile goals.
During the examination we check your mouth health for any abnormalities, signs of general health issues and screen for oral cancer using a specialised viewing tool called an Oral ID.
As we are holistic in our approach we check the health and function of your jaw joint and bite, check for signs of clenching and grinding and/or airway and breathing issues.
Your gum health is thoroughly assessed for signs of gum disease, tartar and plaque build up, inflammation and infection.
Then last but not least we assess and examine the condition of your teeth for signs of dental decay, cracks, breaks, wear, infection and failed or worn fillings/restorations.
To help us properly diagnose and plan any treatment you require we take a series of in mouth photographs and diagnostic x-rays. Once we have gathered all the relevant information we run through this with you showing you what we can see and explain what treatment options are available to you.
Cleaning: Although home-based tooth brushing and flossing help remove plaque, only a professional cleaning – provided by the dentist or dental hygienist – can thoroughly clean your teeth and remove the hardened plaque (called calculus or tartar) that builds up on teeth. The hygienists use a series of specialised instruments to clean your teeth and remove bacterial build up form under the gumline.
Polishing: After your teeth have been cleaned, they are polished to remove plaque and stains on the tooth surface. The polish contains a mildly abrasive substance and remineralising products (not fluoride), and is applied using a small rotating rubber cup attached to the dental hand piece.
Prevention: The hygienist might offer additional instructions for you to follow at home, based on the results of your exam. Don’t hesitate to ask us for instructions about brushing or flossing, or general care questions about your teeth and gums.
Digital X-Rays: At Evolve we use digital x-rays thereby exposing our patients to much less radiation than traditional x-rays. The dentist will consider your clinical examination, dental history, and risk for developing cavities in determining the frequency for x-rays.
Treatment recommendations: If any oral health problems are identified during your examination, the dentist will make recommendations for the best next steps. These might include referral to another oral health care specialist, additional diagnostic tests, or advice to return for restoration work or additional oral health care.
The Intra-Oral Camera: With a small camera shaped like a pen, it puts a live shot of your teeth and gums on a screen.
This allows you to view your mouth exactly as the dentist sees it so you can better understand what is happening in your mouth and why it needs to be addressed and treated.
Digital Imaging: Allows us to create images of your mouth, as if the cosmetic procedures have been completed. We can then view these images together, and if necessary modify the image until it shows us exactly what you want.
Our aim is to leave no stone unturned and to be able to fully identify any dental health issues you may have so they can be treated before they become painful, infected or require more expensive and demanding dental treatment to correct them.
A Dental Emergency Can Occur at Any Time.
A dentist should be seen for a dental emergency if you are experiencing:
If you feel that you need to see a dentist immediately, call our office. We specialise in emergency treatment and pain relief.
If you’re in pain and can’t wait for relief, we’ll try to schedule an appointment immediately.
During normal business hours, call our office for a same day appointment.
To make sure that you have an amazing experience, you’ll always be greeted by a member of our team as soon as you walk in the door. We also offer refreshments in our waiting room for you to enjoy before your appointment.
If it’s your first visit with us, we’ll talk to you about our treatment philosophy and the principles that guide us.
Following your comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Rachel will review your results with you and answer any questions you might have. We’ll also discuss a treatment plan with you, if necessary.
Before starting any treatment, though, we’ll make sure you’re completely informed and comfortable with what we recommend.
Following your visit, you’ll receive a follow-up call from the Team or your hygienist to ensure that you’re doing well and to see if there is anything else that we can do for you or if there are any questions you may have.
At Evolve Dental Healing Dentist Kenmore we offer many services including routine dental check-ups, cleaning, gum care, x-rays, fillings and crowns, tooth whitening, adult braces, cosmetic dentistry, and more.
We incorporate a system of health care leading towards the attainment of total health. This is the Evolve Dental holistic approach.
As a new patient to Evolve Dentist Kenmore we want to take the time to get to know you and your mouth. We gather information via simple questionnaire forms and by asking you questions to better understand your dental history, your reasons for attending as well as getting to know your dental health and smile goals.
During the examination, we check your mouth health for any abnormalities, signs of general health issues and screen for oral cancer using a specialised viewing tool called an Oral ID.
As we are holistic in our approach we check the health and function of your jaw joint and bite, check for signs of clenching and grinding and/or airway, and breathing issues.
Your gum health is thoroughly assessed for signs of gum disease, tartar and plaque build-up, inflammation, and infection.
Then last but not least we assess and examine the condition of your teeth for signs of dental decay, cracks, breaks, wear, infection, and failed or worn fillings/restorations.
Looking Forward To Meeting You!!
Thank you for choosing Evolve Dental Healing for your dental health needs.
As part of your comprehensive new patient dental examination (check-up) we want to be able to tell you exactly what is going on in your mouth, that way you will be able to understand what is happening and why.
This involves thoroughly examining your teeth, mouth and gums, as well as taking diagnostic x-rays and photographs.
Your first visit as a new patient will be for a 60-minute consultation and examination where the dentist will check your mouth, gums, and teeth for any signs of dental issues or infections. We’ll also discuss any cosmetic concerns you may have.
In order for us to know exactly what is happening with your teeth and report the full picture back to you, it is essential that we check your teeth using dental x-rays and photographs as we cannot physically see what is going on inside your tooth or under your fillings without them.
Once your checkup and diagnostic tests are completed, you will either be scheduled to see our dental hygienist who will clean your teeth and formulate a plan to treat any gum disease issues or the dentist will provide a teeth clean at your first visit if your gum health is in good shape.
Rest assured we will provide you with all your treatment options and support you to make an informed decision that suits your dental goals and your budget.
The cost of a general check-up, including teeth cleaning, will depend on several factors, such as whether you require x-rays.
A new patient check-up includes a comprehensive examination of your mouth teeth and gums and a teeth clean (health fund items 011, 114, 121) plus x-rays (health fund items 022).
A full check and teeth clean, including x-rays and more would normally cost anywhere from $355-400 or more.
At Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore dentist we have a set fee for your new patient check-up that covers the cost of any additional x-rays or diagnostic tests required on the day for the dentist to fully assess your dental health and treatment needs so our check-up fees are much less than most dental practices.
That way the dentist has all the information they need at hand and you avoid the shock of an unexpected bill.
Improving and maintaining your oral health is simple when you practise good oral hygiene and follow these steps:
By taking proper care of your oral health, you can reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Infections of the mouth can spread to the bloodstream throughout the entire body, resulting in more serious health issues. With at-home care and regular check-ups, you can increase your chances of avoiding damage and disease.