Preventative Dentistry

Orthodontics

In our practice, children are routinely checked for signs of facial growth imbalances and “bad bite” development. Many orthodontic problems respond well to early intervention.

Treatment may be recommended to improve your smile, or ensure that your jaw and facial bone structure is aligned correctly to prevent bite problems which may in turn lead to headaches, bruxism (clenching and grinding) of your teeth.

Fissure Sealants

Sealants are effective in achieving a reduction in long-term occlusal caries on children, who are most susceptible to dental decay on their molar teeth.

Fluoride treatment

May be recommended fro some children and people who are susceptible to dental decay. It is also helpful for desensitizing teeth after routine scaling and cleaning.

Gum Therapy

Periodontal disease is when gingivitis has advanced to affect the tooth root, surrounding tissue and supporting bone, which can result in tooth loss. Professional tooth cleaning by our highly qualified dental hygienist, using specially designed instruments, will remove tartar build-up from your teeth and below your gum line, returning your mouth to complete health.

Mouthguards

If you or members of your family play a sport where there is a risk of facial injury, a custom fitted mouthguard is a sensible and practical requirement.

Anti-snoring devices

Snoring can disrupt a good nights sleep for both the snorer and their partner. We can custom design an appliance to improve this situation.

Pain relief

We understand that a visit to the dentist can be a daunting experience for some people. A range of calmative procedures is available to you at our dentists’ discretion. For example, “The Wand” computer controlled anesthetic method, as well as nitrous oxide (happy gas)

Technology

To ensure that your appointment is efficient and comfortable we use the most advanced dental technology available. At all times, the use of technology complements but does not replace, our personal touch.

For example, the Cerec cad-cam machine allows for highly accurate porcelain restorations to be carried out in a single appointment. This technology also allows us to conserve more of your natural tooth structure, and creates almost invisible fillings. Click here for more information on Cerec Cad-cam restorations.

Our practice uses digital xray, which emits approximately 80% less radiation than a conventional film xray.