Usually with every examination, we will scale and polish our patient’s teeth and finish up with a direct Fluoride application. Preventive dental care has become the norm in dentistry today, and with six-monthly checks and cleans, we aim to eliminate any major dental problems. All patients who receive a scale & polish and Fluoride application receive a free Oral Hygiene Care pack including a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and brushing & flossing instructions.
As part of preventive care are other orthopaedic and preventive appliances:
- Occlusal Splints – for the treatment of nocturnal clenching and grinding. Symptoms often include waking with sore teeth and experiencing ongoing sensitivity or biting pain, sore Temporo-Mandibular Joints, sore facial muscles, headaches and neck pain
- Anti-snoring Appliance – for the reduction of snoring. It is recommended formal sleep studies are performed to determine if there is a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea prior to the fabrication of an anti-snoring appliance.
- Sport Mouthguards
- Fluoride/Medicament trays – for prolonged direct Fluoride application for the prevention of decay and remineralisation of enamel (repairing initial decay)
- Passive Orthodontic appliances – for prevention of tooth movement