Keeping your teeth healthy is the main philosophy behind the practice of preventive dentistry. At Sav Dental Berwick, our main goals are to help you avoid developing detrimental oral conditions, such as cavities, gum disease, enamel loss and other forms of wear and tear. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain optimal oral hygiene by following a few preventive methods.
Some approaches to keeping your teeth in healthy conditions include:
Brushing your teeth daily
This is one of the most crucial step of maintaining healthy oral hygiene. It is important to brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride
toothpaste. Brushing your tongue will also help to remove bacteria and promote a cleaner and fresher breath.
Flossing should also be incorporated into your oral hygiene routine as this helps to clean the tight spaces between your teeth. To benefit from this tool, it is important for you to floss the right way. Feel free to ask us for a quick demonstration on how to floss if you are having trouble!
Our friendly staff at Sav Dental Berwick will guide and advise you on proper techniques and methods to help you take exceptional care of your teeth and oral hygiene.
Regular dental visits
It is recommended to visit your dentist at least twice a year, every 6 months. Regular dental examinations allow us to identify any problems and treat them immediately.
At Sav Dental, we will provide you with necessary care and advice during your examination sessions. A typical dental examination at Sav Dental Berwick include:
- Assessing your overall oral health and hygiene.
- Checking for early signs or risks of infections or oral diseases such as, oral cancer,tooth decay and bone or gum diseases.
- Checking for occlusal problems like the chipping, cracks or drifting of teeth.
- Evaluating your need for restorative procedures like tooth replacement or tooth restoration.
- Removing stains on teeth.
- Evaluating your bite and the movement and function of your jaw joints.
- Discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits and address any questions you may have.
- A dental x-ray may be used to see detailed images of your teeth for a more thorough examination.
If you happen to feel anxious about your dental exam, feel free to let our friendly staff know as we will gladly be able to modify your treatment to ensure that you feel more comfortable or relaxed.
Another preventive method to protect your teeth from decay is to apply a sealant to the surface of your back teeth, since this area is harder to reach when you brush your teeth regularly. The sealant used at Sav Dental Berwick is a pain free and safe resin coating which acts as a shield to keep bacteria from entering the grooves in your teeth.
Fluoride treatments can also be beneficial when it comes to maintaining good oral health. It is a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay and repair teeth by strengthening your teeth’s’ resistance to acid attacks from the plaque bacteria located in your mouth. At Sav Dental Berwick, we utilise this treatment to ensure that you are well protected from teeth decay as the treatment comes in a variety of different forms.
Protective appliances for teeth grinding
Teeth grinding is a problem that can lead to headaches, chipping of the teeth and painful teeth and jaws. Teeth grinding commonly occurs when you sleep and can be associated with stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite or sleep disorders. If you feel as though you may be experiencing
these symptoms, feel free to inform our friendly staff at Sav Dental. We will be able to provide you with more information and fit you with an oral appliance to reduce the impact of teeth grinding.
Custom mouthguards to prevent sporting injuries
You may be at risking of damaging your teeth if you regularly play a type of contact sport.
It is always best to take safety measures when you do engage in these exciting games to keep your teeth in tip-top condition! Mouthguards can protect you from attaining major sporting injuries, such as, a broken jaw, cut lips and tongue, and knocked out, broken or cracked teeth. Mouthguards are an effective way to prevent these injuries as they can absorb and spread the force of a damaging impact.
At Sav Dental, we can create a custom fitted mouthguard based on an impression of your teeth and jaw. Because these mouthguards are designed specifically to fit the contours of your mouth, they are more resilient and will definitely stay in place while you move around. These custom mouthguards will also allow you to speak and breathe normally.
With the protection of mouthguards, you can concentrate on playing the sport you love without worrying about the dental injuries. Book an appointment with us to get your own custom fitted mouthguards to protect and preserve that winning smile!
For further information please call us at 03 9707 3227 or leave a message here
Our practice is located at
Suite 2, 62 Gloucester Ave
Berwick 3806 VIC