Preventing issues before they occur is very important for maintaining the health of your smile – as they say, healthy teeth do not come about by accident! A healthy smile is actually a product of a good oral health routine combined with comprehensive dental care conducted by a professional dentist. At Citra Dandenong in Melbourne we can identify key issues early in order to treat them before they become problematic – saving you time and money in the long term.
Are you worried about your child’s oral health? Our dental sealants are a great option for ensuring your children’s teeth are protected from dental decay. If your child has deep grooves or ‘fissures’ in their adult molar teeth we will generally recommend a dental sealant to effectively fill these fissures and seal off the grooves to prevent food debris becoming stuck inside. If your child does have dental sealants it is important to visit us regularly to ensure they remain intact.
Mouth guards are not only important for preventing dental trauma, they are also important for preventing injury to the neck, jaw and cranium. Mouth guards are also very important as they:
- Cushion teeth against impact
- Protect against soft tissue injury
- Protect the jaw joints from injuries
- May help to reduce concussion
Bruxism (the condition where the patient clenches or grinds their teeth) is a common habit, especially at night. Sometimes patients are not even aware they do it. This condition can be very detrimental to your oral health as it can erode your enamel and even cause the teeth to become brittle or weak. By wearing a custom mouth guard we can help prevent further damage from occurring and also prevent your bruxism progressing to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Oral Health Routine
Our compassionate and professional team of dentists can help maintain your oral health, assess your condition and give advice on your hygiene standards and optimal oral health routines. We will always examine your teeth, gums and jaw for any signs of ill-health and recommend the best possible treatments if necessary. Remember, anything we achieve in the dental chair means nothing if you do not look after your smile at home! You can do this by:
- Brushing twice a day (morning and night)
- Flossing before sleep
- Visiting us every six months for a check-up
By following this oral health routine you should be able to help prevent most oral health issues from occurring. At iCare Dental Studio all we want is to see you smile!