Preventative treatments are essential to reduce the risk of dental problems and toothache later in life, as well as maintain the healthy dentition.
Examples such as routine exams, cleans and X-rays, fluoride treatments and fissure seals prevent cavities on teeth. Recommendations for mouthguards reduce sports trauma on teeth and night guards or occlusal splints prevent tooth wear, sore jaws and headaches.
Most preventative dentistry measures will be taken by your local dentist following a general check-up; to prevent further damage to teeth and sustain good oral hygiene. If there are anomalies identified within you, the patient’s mouth, the dentist will organise for treatments to be made during your appointment or following appointments.. Other preventative treatments will be given during a regular dental exam.
If you’re experiencing toothache or a sore jaw, or are commencing a contact sport during the on season, consult your local dentist about preventative dental treatments to make sure you’re looking after your teeth to the greatest extent possible. Your dentist may recommend dietary measures to ensure your enamel remains fresh and sparkling and continues to protect the tissue underneath.