Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry Preston Everybody wants that perfect, beautiful smile throughout his/her life. But how can we achieve that?

Preventive dentistry is the answer!

The primary goal of preventive dentistry is to practice proper care for the teeth, to keep them from being damaged.

Preventive dental treatments at Preston Supreme Dental are centred on maintaining good oral health by keeping you away from cavities, gum diseases, sensitivity, and other dental conditions that cause damage to your teeth.

While dental treatments are important for preventing oral diseases, still, nothing can beat education.

Everyone should know that early examinations and cleanings prevent bacteria build-up (which is the source of tooth decay) and can ensure oral health for a lifetime.

Dental examinations help your Preston dentist determine if you have dental issues. Examinations also help in deciding if you need dental sealants and if you do, which teeth should receive them.

Another factor for maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a good oral hygiene routine. Dental treatments are nearly pointless if you don’t take care of your teeth at home. Start with brushing your teeth regularly using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

It is advised to brush 30 minutes after every meal to prevent the food debris from staying in your mouth too long, especially between your teeth. Food particles cause acid-forming bacteria that erode your teeth enamel, contributing to teeth sensitivity and decay.

When it comes to preventing dental issues, your trusted Preston dentist is here to help you!

Check out our available preventive dentistry services, listed below.

Preventive Dentistry Services by Your Trusted Preston Dentist

Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene practices help you keep your mouth free from diseases and other issues. You can achieve an issue-free mouth by regularly brushing your teeth, using a fluoride mouthwash, and flossing. It is important to maintain these practices to prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath, and more.

Periodontics

Periodontics focuses mainly on the gums and the inflammatory diseases that destroy them and other associated structures around the teeth. During your dental check-up, your Preston dentist will diagnose and present the appropriate treatments for you.

Dental Check-ups

During your dental check-up, you will undergo two phases – the examination and oral prophylaxis.

At your dental visit, your Preston dentist will check for cavities in your teeth. You may undergo x-rays to detect cavities that sit between your teeth. Plaque and tartar presence will also be checked. Your gums and tongue will also be checked for any irregularities.

You can’t remove tartar at home. That is why it is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned.

X-rays

During a dental check-up, your Preston dentist may take X-rays of your teeth to look for decay and other dental problems. To avoid repeated exposure to radiation, make sure to bring copies of previous X-ray results.

White Fillings

White fillings are resins and glass mixtures used to fill decayed or broken teeth. Using enamel and dentin bonding techniques, white fillings restore teeth that have become damaged as a result of tooth decay or injury. They are used as alternatives to silver fillings, which are aesthetically unpleasant and contain mercury.

Dental Sealants

The primary purpose of dental sealants is to help prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are materials placed in pits and fissures to fill them in, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.

Dental sealants are often used in children who tend to develop tooth decay and placed as soon as the permanent molar teeth develop.

Scaling and Cleaning

Dental scaling and cleaning are performed by your Preston dentist to remove plaque, tartar, and surface discolourations of your teeth. Your dentist uses special tools to remove tartar.

Mouthguards and splints

Custom-fitted mouthguards are made for people with sleep apnoea. They help adjust the lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway open, especially during sleep.

Splints are also custom-made appliances that are worn around the teeth and over the tongue to help people with mild sleep apnoea, by holding the lower jaw slightly down and forward.

Children’s Dentistry

Children’s dentistry centres on providing a child-friendly environment for infants, children, and adolescents while they receive the dental treatments they deserve.

Child Dental Benefit Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides access to benefits for basic dental services of children aged 2-17 years.

Preventive Care by your Preston dentist

We understand that you aim to maintain that beautiful and healthy smile of yours throughout your life. Your Preston dentist is here to help!

Visit your Preston dentist today!

We are located across from Woolworths Supermarket and beside Preston Market.

Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).

Preston dentist also serves local communities in CoburgNorthcoteThornburyBundoora, and Reservoir.

GAP FREE – General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays, and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)

*for new patients only

No Insurance: $100 General Check Up, Scale and Clean for new patient (Was $260)

For more information, call us on (03) 9478 7708. We are located at 243 Murray Road in Preston.

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Preston Supreme Dental

Address: 243 Murray Road, Preston, VIC 3072

Phone: (03) 9478 7708

Email: info@prestonsupremedental.com.au

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We are located across Woolworths Supermarket and beside Preston Market

Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)

Preston dentist also serving local communities in Coburg, Northcote, Thornbury, Bundoora and Reservoir.