Check Up and Clean
We all know that prevention is better than cure and the best way to prevent gum and tooth problems and diagnose early disease is by attending for regular check ups and cleans. Given that dental problems mostly only become more significant and expensive to fix, not only will this save you money in the long run and avoid pain, but the chances are that you won’t be caught with a painful problem on a week end!
Our prevention and maintenance program with our dedicated hygienist will ensure the health of your gums and teeth are proactively monitored and kept at optimal levels. Advice on diet, oral hygiene and periodontal health as well as a range of other topics are readily accessed through our friendly hygienist. For periodontal patients our experienced hygienists are very capable of maintaining your gum health status and can confidently refer back to the dentist when disease progression is diagnosed.
Of course we all want to do whatever we can to prevent dental problems for our children and fissure sealants offer an inexpensive method of preventing decay in the fissure pattern (grooves) on the tops of the back teeth.
Newly erupted teeth are highly susceptible to pit and fissure decay and extra attention when brushing is required in order to effectively control plaque around them.
Deep grooves allow the plaque to evade the toothbrush bristles and the accumulating plaque and food debris can rapidly begin the decay process. Early pit and fissure decay can be very difficult to diagnose and can quickly progress into a significant cavity requiring a filling.
Not all back teeth have plaque retaining grooves so ask your dentist at your next check-up if this treatment pertains to you or your child. It makes sense to seal those deep grooves wherever possible.