The most important way apply preventive dentistry to yourself prevent dental and oral problems is the daily home removal of plaque with the correct use of toothbrush, dental floss or interdental brushes. Diet, smoking and alcohol will also play a very important role in the risk to develop some oral conditions.

Treatments

Actively maintaining your teeth on a regular basis is important for oral health. Also known as a “check up and clean” (removal of plaque) we take this service to also examine existing issues and assist in preventing them in becoming future problems.

Also known as Halitosis occurs either from systemic disease, kidney insufficiency, and starvation or due to the production of volatile compounds (sulphide or mercaptain) in the mouth. Bad breath is different to the common “oral malodour” which is most common in the morning and affects both adults and children.

Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism, usually common at night time. Most people are not aware they do grind their teeth, it is actually a partner or family member who is awaken by its noise.

Pit and fissure sealants are resins applied to the grooves, pits and fissures located at the teeth surfaces which are usually most susceptible to get tooth decay.

Dentistry Illawarra gives great importance to the prevention of the most common dental diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Regular visits to the dentist are essential to identify these problems and to treat them early.

Mouth guards are made from a strong rubber material, which precisely moulds to your mouth. This effective appliance provides protection from injury to the face and jaw by protecting teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue.

Mouth guards should be professionally designed and fitted to maximise their performance.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition caused by obstruction of the upper airway and presents with the repetitive pausing in breathing during sleep, which reduces the blood oxygen saturation. Snoring is only one of the common symptoms of OSA.