Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is important to ensure your mouth remains healthy through all stages of life…

Keeping your teeth and gums clean is a major part of maintaining your overall oral health. An important component in your active maintenance routine is coming into Gentle and Caring Dentistry for your regular 6 monthly check up. Even with regular brushing and flossing, it is still necessary to come in for a professional clean and check up to identify any signs of decay or possible problems. During your visit, we conduct a scale and clean which is simply removing any plaque or tartar that has accumulated on the teeth over a period of time.

Why is it important to remove plaque?

Dental plaque is essentially a build-up of bacteria that can be easily brushed away morning and night. This is why it is very important to stick to a good oral health routine at home.

Sometimes dental plaque can occur in places more difficult to reach, and, as a result, is not brushed away effectively. When plaque is left on the tooth it actually solidifies to form something much more difficult to clean – tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by simple brushing and actually requires a professional dentist to remove this accumulation. If neglected, tartar actually eats away at your tooth enamel, causing cavities and decay.

Will my oral hygiene visit be painful?

Most of our patients find our oral hygiene treatment and cleans painless, and we take extra care in treating those who have dental fear, sensitive teeth or have pain as a symptom of their dental issue. Mainly you will feel sensations described as ‘tickling’, ‘mild pressure’ and ‘scraping’, and these typically do not cause any discomfort.

Dr Irani’s philosophy is to take the time to listen to your needs…

We care about what you want from your smile and oral health and believe taking the time to understand what you need, how your smile feels and any symptoms you may have helps us to personalise your treatment plan and take any pain or fear into consideration to conduct compassionate dental care. It is important to remember that anything achieved in the dental chair will mean nothing if you do not continue looking after your teeth and gums at home. You can do this by:

  • Brushing twice a day – morning and night.
  • Flossing at least once a day – this should be done prior to going to sleep
  • Visiting our Sydney dental practice every six months – this allows us to maintain your oral hygiene and remove any plaque or tartar present

Read More: Oral Hygiene for Pregnant Women

Call us today at Gentle and Caring Dentistry in Sydney on (02) 9349 6668 for further information or to book a one-on-one consultation. 

Patient Testimonials

Slide 4
Image is not available

Truly a sophisticated, stunning dental practice with a focus on patient comfort with quality care. Dedicated to delivering professional and friendly service. Thanks a million to Dr Roxanne Irani and her team for all the good works.

Lisa Hoang
Slide 5
Image is not available

Excellent experience, the staff are great and it lives up to its name of gentle and caring. Would recommend to anyone.

Jayden silver
Slide 1
Image is not available

Great overall experience. My daughter had three visits to address her deep fissures. They always run on time, are friendly, and explain how the process will run and what should be expected. I highly recommend this dental practice, Dr Irani never disappoints.

Rebekah Hanrahan
Slide 2
Image is not available

Best dentist ever! Professional and considerate. I have been going to Dr Roxanne Irani for many years and the care and high quality of work is so consistent. Absolute 5 star dentist. And a lovely human who truly wants the best for her patient. Couldn’t recommend higher.

Rikke Kronborg
Slide 3
Image is not available

Before I found Dr Irani I actively avoided going to the dentist. That's now a thing of the past thanks to her great skill and gentleness. I highly recommend her.

Jood C

Book an Appointment

    Dental Appointment Form

    All fields marked * are required.

    Areas we service:







    Eastern Suburbs






    Double Bay






    Surry Hills












    Rose Bay


    Dover Heights











    Verified by BrandPush.co
    Click here to call us now