Preventive Dental Care

To prevent oral health problems, good dental preventive practices should be followed. Good oral hygiene habits will keep your oral health great and allow for confident and beautiful smiles.

Gum Grafting

A gum grafting procedure can take place if your gums exceed more than about 5 millimetres in depth. Gum grafting helps prevent periodontal disease or restore gum tissue to a healthy natural state.

Discolouration

Drinking coffee, tea, soft drink, red wine and smoking can all discolour your teeth. This causes obvious physical changes in colour to the teeth but also causes undue strain and stress to your teeth.

Bad Breath

Bad breath (Halitosis) is commonly caused by a sulphur-producing bacteria in your tongue or throat. About 2.4% of all Australian adults have bad breath. It is important to note that bad breath is not contagious.

Sensitivity

Sensitivity to hot and cold occurs when the enamel or cementum on your teeth wear away. This exposes the dentin, a layer of protection on your teeth.

Worn Teeth (Attrition)

Worn teeth is nothing to be ashamed of and is something that can be easily treated with cosmetic dentistry. Having worn teeth can effect your oral health and effect your confidence.

Root Canal Therapy (Endodontic)

If you have a damaged tooth, root canal treatment may help to save it. Inside your tooth is soft tissue containing nerves, and blood and lymph vessels, known as the tooth pulp that runs through the centre of a tooth.

Broken Teeth

Broken or chipped teeth from accidents, eating or chewing and wear can leave your smile problematic aesthetically. Teeth that are broken or chipped can create other dental problems which is why broken or chipped teeth should be repaired as soon as possible.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (Gum) Disease ranges from simple inflammation of the gums to a major disease. It damages the soft tissue surrounding the teeth and can cause receding gums and even loss of teeth.

Jaw Joint (TMJ) Disorders and Headaches

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction) is a medical problem effecting the temporomandibular joint which is a hinge connecting your jaw to your skull. The most common cause of the disorder has to do with sleep and trauma.