Preventative Dentistry at Gold Coast’s Broadwater Dental
Broadwater Dental is a firm believer in preventative dentistry and a good home maintenance programme, with proper brushing, flossing and rinsing. Certain procedures such as fissure sealants and fluoride treatments are optional successful preventative procedures.
Regular check-ups and professional cleanings are important at an interval recommended by your dentist.
Brushing properly and flossing daily is critical in maintaining a clean mouth. A good quality brush, a toothpaste with fluoride and a good brushing technique will reduce dental issues. An oral mouthwash can be helpful in some cases, although without compensating for a poor brushing and flossing routine.
Fissure Sealants - Protection
Fissure sealants are a thin coating applied to the grooves and pits of teeth, usually on the biting surfaces of posterior teeth. They protect the tooth surface from decay by preventing food and plaque from sitting in these grooves, especially the deeper grooves that tend to trap food.
Mouth Guards for Sport
Sporting injuries can result in severe dental trauma, which can also be costly to repair. It is essential to wear a mouthguard while taking part in any risky sports, to protect all of the teeth, gums and the jaw joint.
Mouthguards vary in price, from over-the-counter products that are heated and shaped at home to professionally made mouthguards which are moulded on impressions taken in the dental surgery.
Clenching and Grinding
Grinding or clenching is often linked to stress and anxiety or an abnormal bite, and normally occurs when sleeping. Occasional grinding is generally not a problem, but more regular grinding can result in significant damage to the teeth. It can also lead to headaches and jaw pain when you are awake.
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