Preventative Care

Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure!  And this is certainly a strong belief of our team at Enhance.   Early diagnosis means early intervention.  We value the health and longevity of your teeth as much as their beauty. After all, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body!

The consequence of the consequence of putting off dental care till there is pain can be very impacful – not just to your mouth but to your health. For more information on the connection of heart health to mouth health contact us on smile@enhancedentistry.com.au

Preventative steps

Some of the preventative steps you can take:

  • Brush twice daily with a soft tooth brush with rounded bristles
  • Use a tooth paste catering to your specific conditions (we can advise you)
  • Floss at least once daily
  • Use mouth rinse if advised by your dentist (it’s not necessary for everyone)
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
  • Visit us every six months for a comprehensive examination and clean

Some of the preventative steps we take include the following:

Examination and education

Being thorough means taking the time. We take time to explain what is happening, what you can do at home to improve your oral health and what options you have in treatment. When you have the information in a relaxed and comfortable setting, you can actually carry out optimum dental care. Unlike what you may have experienced previously, we take the time to ensure our examinations are comprehensive and very thorough, spending at least a full hour at this critical early stage in our care for you.

Fissure seals

Fissure seals are preventative barriers on children’s teeth used to target the areas most susceptible to dental decay.  (And we use a 4 step approach – not the old fashioned two step) to ensure the best possible outcomes. Fissures seals are most effective when applied to children’s newly erupted adult molars. This is because immediately after eruption is when children’s teeth are most vulnerable to decay.

Laser diagnostics

DIAGNOdent laser aids in the detections of cavities. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve the tooth substance before significant damage has occurred.

Digital radiography and Panoramic radiography

Digital Radiography to identify and monitor early decay.  Our digital Panoramic radiographs allow us to look at the health of the full mouth and observe things on a broader scale. The major advantage of digital radiography is immediate results, images are sent straight to the dentist’s computer screen which provides for easier diagnosis and digital radiography equipment emits about 90% less radiation that traditional equipment.

Intra-oral camera

Intra-oral camera that has a magnification capacity of 300% to help identify problems areas even if it is difficult to see with the naked eye. Another benefit is that you will be able to see your teeth up close and personal and Dr Jones will be able to point out to you what her expert eye picks up.

Early decay reversal

Early decay reversal through use of certain medicated pastes and liquids (tailored to your specific case).

Laser diagnostics

DIAGNOdent laser aids in the detections of cavities. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve the tooth substance before significant damage has occurred.  For clinical results, visit the DIAGNODENT site.