Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep excellent Dental Health. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we work together to prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth for life. This can help to prevent the need for treatment - especially fillings and extractions. We will recommend a treatment plan best suited for your needs to get your mouth in good condition and help you maintain it that way.
Regular visits to the dentist which include cleanings and check-ups in addition to daily brushing and flossing are important in maintaining good oral health. Hygiene visits are structured to each individual’s oral health status and needs. Professional cleanings remove harmful tartar that build-up below the gum line which cause gum disease. Advice in oral hygiene practices, diet analysis and recommendations form part of your regular hygiene visits. Dental conditions which are caught early during examinations, prevent the development of serious complications which require extensive and expensive treatments.
Oral cancer screening is also part of your regular check-ups to detect abnormalities early when there is a greater chance for a cure.
Professionally-applied fluorides are more concentrated than fluoride contained in toothpastes and mouth rinses and are applied during dental visits to reduce sensitivity, strengthen teeth making them more resistant to decay. This is particularly beneficial to those who are at high risk of developing rampant decay.
Night guards are worn to protect teeth from grinding and clenching which cause damage to teeth and puts strain to the jaw joints and associated muscles. Grinding can cause headaches, muscle pains, tooth pain and fracture. The underlying cause of grinding and clenching should also be addressed.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the grooves and chewing surfaces of back teeth to act as barrier against decay-causing bacteria.
Custom-fitted mouth guards provide comfortable fit and protection against sports-related Injuries. All that is required is an impression of your upper teeth to ensure the guard will fit properly.