We offer patient-specific preventative and educational oral hygiene services to empower a culture that allows you to be proactive about your oral health.

Preventative Oral Care

Karen, our hygienist, will perform an assessment of oral health conditions and review the oral health history of each new patient before executing appropriate oral care treatments such as cleaning and removing stains, plaque, and tartar from teeth and applying fluorides and sealants for tooth protection. An oral hygienist assess a patient’s condition in order to offer patient-specific preventive and educational services to promote and maintain good oral health.

Tooth Whitening

The process of tooth whitening lightens the colour of a tooth. Tooth whitening can be achieved by either changing the intrinsic colour or by removing and controlling the formation of extrinsic stains. The chemical degradation of the chromogens within or on the tooth is termed as bleaching.

Scaling and Root Planing (Periodontal Treatment)

Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning or conventional periodontal therapy, can help alleviate many dental health problems. This treatment involves removal of dental plaque and calculus and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots. Removing soft or hardened plaque from under the gum line, facilitating the healing of gums, prevents tooth and bone loss and the spread of gum disease.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities. A Fluoride treatment involves application of a high concentrated solution applied directly to the teeth. Fluoride appears to decrease breakdown by acids, increase remineralisation and decrease the activity of bacteria and further reduces the decay of tooth enamel by the formation of fluorapatite and its incorporation into the dental enamel.

Fissure Sealing

Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces, the grooves on the rear molars are called fissure. These fissures are most vulnerable to tooth decay because food and bacteria stick in them and because they are hard-to-clean areas. Fissure sealants are materials placed in these pits and fissures to fill them in, creating a smooth surface which is easy to clean. Fissure sealants are mainly used in children who are at higher risk of tooth decay, and are usually placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through.

Halitosis Treatment

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant breath odour is present. Patients seeking oral care for halitosis will be taken through an oral exam to determine the cause of their halitosis. In most cases, halitosis is caused by poor oral hygiene, but it may be caused by lingering food particles, gum disease, or other medical conditions.

Important Notice

We would like to inform all patients of our protocol during this time of heightened alert due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The practice is now open. All treatments are continuing to be carried out with strict adherence to infection control regulations. We maintain optimum levels of sterilisation and sanitisation of our rooms and equipment at all times. We practice a range of aseptic techniques which are aimed to prevent pathogens from being introduced by the hands of staff, surfaces or equipment.

Additionally, we are screening all patients prior to appointments, all staff prior to workdays, executing extra precautionary sterilisation of all areas in the practice, removing any touch-based barrier to practice entry (eg. doors, buttons etc.) and providing hand sanitation aids to patients on arrival.

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