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Preventative treatments

Check-up & Clean
Fissure sealants
Sports mouthguard
X-rays (Bitewings)
X-rays (Full mouth)

Check-up & Clean

Dental Check-up

Regular dental exams are essential in maintaining good oral health and dental wellbeing. An exam offers your dentist the opportunity to provide you with tips and recommendations on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early on.

Benefits

  • Early diagnosis of tooth decay
  • Diagnosis of gum disease
  • Oral cancer screening

Dental Cleaning

This is part of good oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque and staining from teeth.

Benefits

  • Removal of dental plaque (build up) from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease using various instruments and devices
  • Removes calculus (hardened dental plaque) not removed by daily manual cleaning
  • Discuss brushing and flossing techniques, how to decrease your risk of decay and nutritional advice
  • Good oral hygiene can prevent cavities, plaque build-up and gum disease in the future
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Fissure sealants

Fissure sealants are a preventative treatment to help prevent tooth decay. This is a clear material that is placed within the grooves of your teeth. Sometimes your tooth brush can’t quite get right down to these grooves, which leaves a small amount of bacteria. Fissure seals fill the grooves and stops bacteria from getting into those hard to reach places.

Prevents decay

Fissure seals can prevent you from needing a filling in the future, saving you time and money not to mention the structure and health of your teeth.

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Sports mouthguard

A custom fitted guard worn in the mouth while playing sport. This guard helps to absorb and prevent the impact from a blow to the face, keeping the teeth safe.

Benefits

  • Helps to prevent tooth loss or breakage
  • Helps to prevent damage to the jaw
  • The cost of a mouthguard is less than the cost to fix the teeth/jaw from trauma
  • Helps prevent time off from work/school as a result of sports related facial trauma and pain
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X-rays (Bitewings)

Dental x-rays are a type of image of the teeth and mouth.

Benefits

  • Used to find problems below the gum line that are not visible to the naked eye
  • Can help the practitioner see areas of decay between teeth or below fillings
  • Assist to diagnose tooth infection, cysts or bone loss due to gum disease
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X-rays (Full mouth)

A panoramic x-ray requires a special machine that rotates around the head.

Benefits

  • The x-ray captures the entire jaw and teeth in one shot.
  • Checks for impacted wisdom teeth, jaw problems, sinus issues and detect where the nerves are located.
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