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Preventive Dentistry, Mornington

We offer a wide range of preventive treatment options

At our practice, we believe that prevention is better than cure and we know that long-term dental management feels a whole lot better than emergency repairs! At our dental practice, we take pride in our preventive dentistry.

Today, people can expect to keep their teeth for life, have a beautiful smile, eat normally and prevent problems like a toothache. The days have passed when tooth loss and dentures were an expected part of life. Dentistry has evolved.

We make sure we find out a lot about you and your teeth as it helps us do our work better. This approach provides the best for our patients – not just a quick fix but lifelong improved dental outcomes.

Regular check-ups and cleans are one of the best preventive dentistry techniques, we will be able to monitor your teeth and gums and make sure they are being maintained and cared for to the best of your health and our ability.

Our dentists recommend periodic x-rays, every few years to check that everything under your gums is in good condition too.

Dental therapists and hygienists and Mornington Peninsula Dental Clinic

The dental professionals at our practice will advise you on the latest techniques for caring for your teeth and gums.  They will help you develop a daily routine to keep your oral health at the highest standards.

At Mornington Peninsula Dental Clinic, our therapists and hygienists are a vital part of your dental care team. They are specifically trained in oral hygiene, which is critical to the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. From your first visit, our experienced team will spend time discussing your oral hygiene needs, recommending products and developing a personal program to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life.

Our dental therapy services

Dental therapists provide a wide range of dental care services, including:

  • Examining the teeth and mouth
  • Preparing a care plan and discussing treatment options with the child’s parents
  • Restoring adult and baby teeth and removing ‘baby’ teeth when needed
  • Keeping dental records
  • Providing preventive dental care such as Fissure Sealants and Fluoride Therapies
  • Referring to children who require further dental treatment to another dental provider
  • Engaging in prevention and oral health care advice
  • Oral health promotion in the community

Oral hygiene at home

There are many things that you can do yourself for a life-long healthy smile and great oral hygiene. Here are our recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, before breakfast and last thing before going to bed
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss once a day
  • See your dentist for regular check-ups so that any early problems can be treated before major, expensive treatments are needed
  • Don’t snack before bedtime. Food left on the teeth overnight is more likely to cause cavities
  • Avoid foods and drinks that are high in sugar, especially soft drinks, sweet cereals, desserts, and sticky foods

How to prevent tooth decay

At our practice, we want to help you prevent tooth decay before it starts. Here’s how:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, before breakfast and last thing before going to bed.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss once a day.
  • See your dentist for regular check-ups so that any early problems can be treated before major, expensive treatments are needed.
  • Don’t snack before bedtime. Food left on the teeth overnight is more likely to cause cavities.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that are high in sugar, especially soft drinks, sweet cereals, desserts, and sticky foods.

How do I prevent gum disease?

As with preventing tooth decay, you need regular check-ups. At home, you need to brush and floss at least twice a day, reducing the build-up of plaque, which is usually the cause of gum disease. Rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash that’s used to treat gingivitis can be helpful, and try to avoid sugary foods and drinks.

Mouthguards

If you’re regularly involved in a contact sport and would like to know more about custom-fitted sports mouthguards, please contact us for an appointment.

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