Preventive Dentistry

At Ironside Advanced Dental, we focus on ensuring your oral health is in good condition.

Preventive dentistry can prevent problems from occurring. This minimises the need for restorative dentistry in the future. If a minor problem exists, this form of dentistry can treat the problem effectively. This can help to prevent it from becoming worse and causing further concerns later in life.

Preventing issues is the ultimate form of dental protection

We encourage our patients to visit our Sydney CBD practice regularly for check-ups. We are also able, in some cases, to treat any issues prior to them becoming problematic.

At your dental check-up, Dr Ironside will assess your oral health. During this assessment, he will ensure there is no sign of:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Damaged teeth
  • Damaged nerves
  • Impacted teeth

If any of these dental problems are present, we will recommend a specific treatment plan.

Dr Ironside will always inform you of any findings. We will educate you on how to eliminate the problem. Some issues may require simple cosmetic procedures. And others may involve more invasive treatments.

What preventive measures can I take?

Take control of your oral health. We recommend visiting us every six months for a regular dental check-up. This allows us to remove bacteria that cannot be removed with regular brushing. Regular cleaning and dental exams can prevent serious problems. This enables you to maintain good oral health for longer.

You need to remain committed to your dental health. Between visits, it’s important you take care of your teeth. You should be brushing twice a day and flossing daily. It is a good idea to use an antiseptic mouthwash to eliminate germs, prevent gum disease and bad breath.

Preventive treatments we offer

We are committed to helping you achieve total oral health. This includes preventing dental issues from occurring. We offer our patients a range of preventive dentistry treatments helping maintain your dental health:

Frequently asked questions about preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry is a facet of dental care. This focuses on preventing dental issues from happening. This can minimise the need for restorative dentistry in the future. Your dentist is able to treat minor problems in the early stages. This will prevent your condition becoming worst.

Prosthodontists undergo further training to ensure they provide superior service.

A prosthodontist is a registered specialist cosmetic dentist who has at least 3 years extra training in all areas of dentistry. Prosthodontists are the most highly trained holistic dentists in Australia.

Dental Hygienists are registered dental professionals. They are trained in preventive dentistry.
Dental Hygienists can help you decrease the chances of decay and gum disease. They can advise which products are the most appropriate for you.

Dental sealants are typically used to even the biting surface of a molar tooth. This is used to prevent decay. Molar teeth can have naturally deep pivots or ‘fissures’.

Food debris can get caught in these fissures. It then becomes incredibly difficult to clean away. A dental sealant is a thin protective layer. This layer coats the chewing surface of a tooth to protect it from decay.

Don’t wait until you have an issue before making an appointment

Do you suffer from bleeding gums? Toothaches? Jaw pain? or inflamed periodontal tissue? It’s important you see our prosthodontist.

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