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Preventative Dentistry in Melbourne CBD

Preventative Dentistry Melbourne CBD

Prevention is far superior to cure when it comes to your teeth and gums.

The Collins Street Dental team stays informed on the latest research in preventing tooth decay and preserving your oral health. Our dental hygienist will educate you on healthy hygiene habits and make sure any problems you have are under control.

Excellent Dental Care Throughout Your Life

We are here for you through all phases of life. In the teen years, there may be overexposure to sugar. Fisher sealants and tooth mousse can stop cavities from forming. As you get older, plaque control can become an issue. Then, we may recommend different toothpastes or products to prevent plaque buildup. If gums recede as you age, we can recommend fluoride rinse to benefit your continued dental health.

Examining Your Oral Health

Your dental care begins with an initial comprehensive dental examination. At this visit, we lay the groundwork for any future recommendations and take a look at your teeth and gums.

A Thorough Evaluation

You may think that a comprehensive exam consists only of a cleaning and a look at your teeth. There’s actually quite a bit more to it than just that! At Collins Street Dental, our initial exam includes the following:

  • Obtaining a written record that details your medical/dental history, including a listing of all current medications.
  • A thorough oral cancer screening, both visually and digitally
  • Checking your lymph nodes, lips, tongue and the insides of your mouth and cheeks.
  • A series of diagnostic X-rays, when necessary, that give a comprehensive view of your teeth bones.
  • A periodontal examination, which includes a thorough screening and assessment of your gums to check for any signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
  • An occlusal exam to check for bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite), worn teeth, and jaw problems such as TMJ.

Additionally, the dentist will perform a meticulous tooth-by-tooth check to identify cavities and examine prior treatment or restorations. We will locate any chipped, cracked or missing teeth and identify any work that needs to be performed to strengthen the teeth, such as fluoride treatments.

If we discover further treatment is needed, we will discuss it with you and schedule any future visits that are needed.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Contact us today to book your time with our gentle, experienced team!

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