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Preventive treatment

Preventative Treatment

Fissure Sealants

The tiny grooves of the molars make it an ideal ground for food to get stuck, thereby giving a breeding ground for bacteria to cultivate and cause rotting of the tooth.

Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are painted onto the grooves of the back teeth (molars) where tooth decay most often starts. The sealant acts as a protective layer and smoothens the fissures. A good time to apply sealants is as soon as they have fully erupted i.e. around 13 years of age. This helps prevent adult teeth from dental decomposition. It is important to make sure that the sealants are kept intact.

Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are essential for those who participate in contact sports like rugby league, hockey, soccer, and basketball. It provides the best protection to your teeth. It is critical to opt for customised mouthguards which have superior fit, protect your teeth from accidents and fall and also comfortable to wear.

Nightguards

Nightguards are to prevent bruxism, an extensive clenching/grinding of teeth at night. Surprisingly a common habit in adults, bruxism can lead to severely worn teeth and broken fillings in the mouth, as well as headaches and tightness around the jaw muscle. Do not postpone this preventive care. Order customised nightguard for your teeth and prevent further damage that could even affect your jaw joints.

It is important to develop a regular dental check up routine. Our dentist at Keysborough Dental Surgery will be able to help you maintain your oral health by assessing and advising you in oral hygiene techniques. We also diagnose any problems with your jaw, teeth, and restorations at an early stage. There are a range of preventive dental products that may be recommended if it is beneficial to your dental condition.

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