Preventative Care

Preventative Care

Regular examinations and cleans are a great way to prevent dental diseases like decay and gingivitis. At all examination appointments our dentists do a thorough oral cancer screening of your hard and soft tissues, examine your teeth, gums, occlusion (how your teeth come together), jaw position and overall oral health.

Dental X-Rays are usually required every 2 years. These help our dentist to diagnose treatment in areas between your teeth, under any existing restorations and to check your bone levels. We use digital X-Rays in our practice to significantly reduce radiation.

We are strong believers in patient education in a holistic approach. We will take the time to explain any concerns and can give you guidance on your home care regime. Six monthly clean appointments by your dentist helps to remove plaque and calculus that builds up between your visits with us.

Mouthguards are another preventative strategy to reduce the damage caused by sporting injuries to the mouth. A custom fitted mouthguards can be made for you or your child by taking an impression of the mouth and moulding the material to fit perfectly around your teeth. A variety of colours are available. This process takes approximately one week.