Checkups & cleans
We recommend a professional clean and a check up every 6-12 months to make sure your oral health is up to scratch. During check ups we thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and mouth to make sure any problems are uncovered. We then remove plaque and calculus build up using an ultrasonic cleaner that efficiently removes hardened calculus, we finish off the treatment with a polish and application of a fluoride treatment, leaving your teeth feeling and looking fresh and clean. We recommend taking X-rays of your teeth every 2 years to make sure nothing is going on in the inter-proximal spaces between your teeth, where we clinically can't see during the examination. We also offer deep cleans for patients suffering from gum disease needing more of a comprehensive clean.
Custom made mouth guards
Our teeth are very vulnerable when participating in contact sports and sporting activities account for the greatest majority of dental injuries. A custom made mouth guard is a great way of protecting your teeth, an impression of your teeth is taken and we make a mouth guard that is fitted snugly to your teeth while contouring your gums, ensuring a complete and secure protection from impact. Pharmacies and sporting goods stores often offer cheaper versions and although they are better than no mouth guard at all, they offer very little protection.
Losing a tooth or teeth in sports can be painful and potentially very expensive. A mouthguard will significantly reduce the chance of having to restore your smile. In addition to protecting teeth, a correctly fitted mouthguard cushions a sudden impact and can help minimise jaw injuries as well as reduce the chance of being knocked unconscious.
Especially important for children, mouth guards protect developing teeth and facial bone structure. If your child’s tooth is fractured, knocked out or they sustain a jaw injury, it can cause a range of dental complications that may require extensive long-term restorative procedures.
Ask us about custom made mouth guards today.
Bruxism is the term used to describe tooth clenching and grinding. Many people only become aware of tooth grinding when told by a partner as it most often occurs during sleep and can disturb a sleeping partner. If you wake with sore jaw and facial muscles and headaches, you may be suffering from bruxism.
This condition can also cause great damage to your teeth as the biting pressure when you sleep can be up to six times greater than when you are awake. This extreme force can cause cracks in teeth and damage or dislodge restorations and fillings.
A bite splint can provide protection for your teeth during sleep and reduce the occurrences of facial muscle soreness and morning headaches. Similar in appearance to a mouthguard, but a bite splint is much thinner and customised to fit snugly over your teeth. These can sometimes provide instant relief and may be the only treatment you require.