Preventive Dentistry & Oral Hygiene Frankston - Beachside Dental

Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry in Frankston

Give your teeth the care they need, and you’ll be rewarded with a healthy smile!

Preventative measures are the primary focus of our surgery and do more for your oral health than the most complex dental procedures. Our Oral Health Therapist in Frankston provides a number of preventative treatments that help maintain your gums and soft tissue, including:

Plaque & calculus removal

Removing plaque and calculus is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy smile. Our skilled dentists in Frankston will carefully remove the build-up of plaque and calculus from your teeth, ensuring they are free from harmful bacteria. This process helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

Teeth surface cleaning and scaling

Cleaning and scaling of teeth is a crucial preventative treatment that helps keep your teeth in optimal condition. During this procedure, our dentists will carefully remove any buildup from the surface of your teeth. By regularly undergoing teeth surface cleaning and scaling, you can maintain a healthy smile and reduce the need for more complex dental procedures in the future.

Gum examination

Our oral health therapist carefully examines your gums to inspect changes in appearance. This allows us to identify potential issues such as redness, swelling, or bleeding, which could indicate gum disease or other oral health problems. By catching these changes early, we can take proactive steps to prevent further damage and maintain the health of your gums.

Oral Hygiene Advice

Our oral health therapist will provide you with valuable advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene including improvement of brushing techniques, and denture care instructions. Following their advice will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent dental issues in the future.

We recommend following up your initial appointment after six months, so we can ensure you are staying healthy by assessing your teeth, fillings and gums.


How often should i visit the dentist?

It is recommended you visit the dentist every 6 months for your routine dental examination and clean. If you experience pain or sensitivity or are undergoing treatment you may need more regular visits.

How do I keep my teeth healthy between dental visits?

The best way to keep your teeth healthy in between those visits to the dentist is by brushing them every morning and evening or after every meal. Your teeth will also benefit from daily or twice daily flossing and – of course – a healthy diet based around a low sugar intake.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

It’s important to replace your toothbrush every 6 months at a minimum. If the bristles are flared you will need to replace it sooner. Your dentist at Beachside Dental Clinic will be more than happy to recommend a toothbrush suited to your teeth and gums.

Is it important to floss everyday?

Flossing daily is extremely important for your overall dental health and hygiene. Flossing is often the only way to remove food that can be stuck in between the teeth in those spots that you just can’t reach with your toothbrush.

Is mouthwash important?

Mouthwash is recommended on a person by person basis. In some cases a medicated mouthwash may be required or recommended, please seek professional advice on this subject from your dentist. The team at Beachside Dental Clinic will happily advise you on this.