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Check up and clean

Oral hygiene is the ongoing maintenance of cleaning your mouth and teeth to prevent dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and bad breath. Regular oral hygiene practices are important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and also prevents common dental problems from occurring. Dr Marcel Lee recommends a clean and check-up every six months to prevent dental problems. Regular dental check ups will catch problems early if they arise so that they can be treated and will help you financially in the long run.

Bad Oral Hygiene can be noted from a variety of symptoms, some of which can only be noticed by a trained professional during a dental examination or checkup.

Symptoms include:

  • Discoloration of tongue, teeth, and gums
  • Oral Odour
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Swelling
  • Sore Throat
  • Ulcers
  • Presence of Plaque
  • Unhealthy Gums

There are also some conditions affecting the mouth that require good oral hygiene and maintenance.

These conditions include:

  • Dental cavities
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal (gum) diseases
  • Bad breath
Beautiful young woman eating an apple.
hands of a dentist, he is demonstrating how to brush your teeth properly. To clean the teeth and oral cavity.


The most effective treatment option is prevention, to come regularly to the dentist every six months. This ensures that the dentist can catch problems early and treat them before it is too late.

Common treatments for minor symptoms can include:

  • Cleaning of teeth
  • Removing plaque
  • Flossing
  • Interdental brushes
  • Tongue cleaning
  • Oral irrigation

Gum (Periodontal) Disease or Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, generally caused by a bacterial infection. Common symptoms include irritated, inflamed and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can progress into Periodontitis.

Treatment options can vary depending on the stage and progression of Gum Diseases. Please contact us on (02) 9410 2001 to discuss treatment options that are available for you.

Periodontitis (Gum Diseases)

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that causes damage to the tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, the bone loss around the teeth can cause mobility, and eventually lead to the loss of teeth.

Symptoms of Periodontitis (Gum Diseases) include:

  • Inflammation of gums
  • Redness
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Tooth Decay
  • Bad Breath
  • Gum Recession
  • Loose Teeth
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