Preventative Treatments

Your smile is one of your greatest assets; help protect it with our preventative treatments

In conjunction with regular professional check-ups and an at home oral care routine, we can offer a range of preventative treatments to further protect the health of your smile at our Melbourne dental clinic. These preventative dental treatments include:

Scaling and Polishing

This preventative treatment removes the hardened layer of plaque which causes gum irritation and often causes the gums to recede. Removal of plaque also improves mouth taste and odour and is done whenever necessary – usually every six months.

Fissure Sealants

Plastic coating is applied to the deep grooves of your adult molars to prevent food and plaque from becoming trapped and causing decay. This is a swift and economical treatment that is highly beneficial for 7 – 16 year olds with new adult teeth.

Anti-Clenching Night Guards

These are great preventative devices for people who tend to clench or grind their teeth while sleeping. Many people may be unaware that they clench their teeth during sleep. If you experience head and jaw aches and chipped, broken or sensitive teeth, you may be one of the 80% of adults that grind or clench their teeth in their sleep.

Mouth Guards for Sport

Most cases of tooth injury occur during sport, and can result in lengthy and expensive oral restorative treatment. Many of the most common sporting injuries in Australia relate to the oral area, and these include knocked out teeth, cut lips, injuries to the tongue and broken jaws. These injuries can be avoided or minimised by wearing a custom designed mouth guard while playing contact sport.