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Preventative Treatment is about preventing dental problems rather than treating them as they arise. Self-prevention can be as simple as following a routine of brushing and cleaning between teeth to remove plaque, plus good eating habits and regular dental check-ups.

The regular dental check ups should also include regular visits to our dental hygienist who can assist you to ensure that your teeth are maintained to a high standard so that you are not faced with the need for restorative treatment.

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Fissure Sealants

What are Fissure Sealants?

 

These are resin coatings placed on teeth to protect them from decay.

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Guidelines - Caring for Young Teeth

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• Decrease the frequency of snacks.


• Decrease sources of sugars by reducing intake of dried fruits, muesli bars, ribena, milo, biscuits, fruit juices, energy drinks flavoured milk and sweets.

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How to Maintain Healthy Adult Teeth

  1. Decrease the frequency of snacks.
  2. Decrease sources of sugars by reducing intake of dried fruits, muesli bars, ribena, milo, biscuits, fruit juices, energy drinks flavoured milk and sweets.
  3. Drink water rather than sugary fruit juices
  4. Dilute fruit juices and follow them with a glass of water.
  5. Always follow snacks with a glass of water
  6. Cheese is helpful after snacks or a meal increases the pH (alkaline levels) and reduces the acid levels.
  7. Use a fluoride toothpaste
  8. If you have undergone dental treatment or surgery, consider using a fluoride mouth rinse or APF gel.
  9. See the oral hygienist regularly - at least every 6 months - to assess gum tissue, reduce plaque build-up and scale away tartar which is so often the cause of gum disease.
  10. See your dentist regularly.

Preventative Dentistry Using Lasers

Highly Reliable Early Caries Detection

Teeth that appear healthy on the outside might be slowly being destroyed from within. We use KaVo DIAGNOdent which is not fooled by this deceptively healthy appearance.

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Sports Mouth Guards

The mouth is one of the commonest areas of the body to sustain injuries in contact sports. Most people think of rugby, boxing and hockey as sports demanding mouth guards but numerous injuries occur every year in other sports such as soccer, basketball and cricket.

Dental injuries are painful, costly, and permanent. Therefore, any athlete, from a professional league player to a schoolboy playing soccer, should wear a mouth guard.

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Why use a Dental Hygienist?

Dental hygienists are specially trained members of the dental team who work together with the dentist to provide complete dental care.

Periodontal (gum) disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults, with 80% of adults having some form of periodontal problem. It is often painless and most adults are unaware that they have a problem.

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