A Dental Check-up and clean is important for good oral and overall health!

Why are our teeth important

We may only realise how essential it is to take care of our teeth from a young age, and how important our teeth are to us after we lose all of them forever.

Teeth have the following functions:


Teeth help break down food into small particles to make it easier to swallow and digest food before reaching the stomach.


Teeth can help give our facial structure a better appearance.


Teeth helps us to pronounce words properly, or helps us with our speech and the way we speak. It also helps us make a variety of sounds and holds our tongue in the proper position while speaking.

Strong jaw bone

Our teeth are connected to our gums which are connected to the jawbone. It helps maintain a strong jawbone.

Retain Bone

Our teeth can help give our face shape since they are connected to the gum and jaw. Losing many teeth may cause your cheeks to sink in and change the shape of your face, causing you to look old in appearance.

It is extremely vital to take good care of your oral health and teeth to avoid losing them later on. Maintaining a healthy set of teeth can avoid dental complications in the future.

What happens during a visit to the dentist for a dental check-up and clean

Regular dental visits can avoid the nightmare of tooth loss or other major problems associated with dental health. During your dental check-up, these oral complications can be detected and resolved at an early stage.

When you visit us for a dental check-up, our dentist at Byron Family Dental will check, examine and clean your teeth to make sure your teeth are in a healthy condition and free from any tooth threatening complications.

During your dental check-up, our dentist will check for cavities, plaque and tartar on your teeth. X-rays may be taken to examine and detect cavities in between your teeth.

Once this is complete, our dentist will then check the health of your gums using a special tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. Shallow spaces is an indication of healthy gums and deeper spaces could indicate that you may have gum disease.

During your dental check-up our dentist will also perform a thorough examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck for any signs swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer.

Your teeth will then be scaled, polished and cleaned using special dental equipment to remove plaque and tartar build up.

What are the benefits of a dental check-up, cleaning and polishing?

  • Cleaning, scaling, and polishing can brighten your smile and help with bad breath caused by a build-up of tartar on your teeth and gums.
  • Cardiovascular functioning can be affected by oral diseases such as, gingivitis and gum disease. By keeping your teeth clean and visiting the dentist regularly for a dental check-up and clean, you will decrease the chances of acquiring such diseases.
  • Having a polish done on your teeth during the teeth cleaning process can prevent cavities and get rid of the excess plaque build-up on your teeth.
  • Regular dental check-ups, cleaning and polishing can reduce the chances of tooth loss and maintain good oral hygiene and health.

Is plaque building up on your teeth? We can clean it in no time! Book an appointment for a dental check-up and clean at Byron Family Dental today!