Make sure you attend a regular checkup (once a year) at your dentist and your dental hygienist routinely as advised (minimum of 1-2 appointments per year).
This identifies problems before they become worse and maintains your teeth and gum health. With your dentist and dental hygienist working as a team to ensure premium oral health for you.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay.
In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth.
Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults. Contact us to discuss having a fluoride treatment.
Sealants can protect your children’s back teeth from needing fillings. Fissure sealants are a protective plastic coating, which are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth at risk of decay.
The chewing surfaces of back teeth have small grooves or fissures which often extend right down into the tooth itself. However well the teeth are brushed, these fissures are very difficult to clean thoroughly.
Bacteria and food particles stick to them and eventually cause decay. Fissure sealants completely seal off these grooves, preventing any food particles or bacteria from getting in. They do not affect the normal chewing function of teeth.