Preventive dentistry is oral care that involves education, treatment and practice of maintaining your teeth and gums. From daily brushing to annual dental cleanings, these tasks are designed to avoid gum disease, cavities and enamel wear. We believe regular checkups and routine cleaning form an important habit in minimising damage.
Apart from routine checkups and meticulous oral hygiene, there are a variety of clinical treatments available.
Clinical preventative treatments
A variety of procedures can reinforce and assist in the prevention of dental caries.
Topical fluoride applications or application of fluoride varnishes can help make the teeth of any patient more resistant to decay.
Sealants are another preventive measure fissure sealants As young children’s permanent molars erupt between the ages of six and 12, dental sealants are applied to the top surfaces to prevent decay from occurring in the grooves naturally found in these back teeth.
Mouthguards may be indicated for all sport related injuries where facial injuries may occur including the use of scooters, cycling, skateboarding.
Orthodontics, Invisalign and Myobrace treatments reduce misalignment as the jaw matures into adulthood.
Home preventative treatments
Aside from regular brushing and flossing, home fluoride rinses or stronger fluoride toothpastes may be recommended by us to help make sure cavities don’t form.