SCALE & CLEANING, REMINERALISING TREATMENT, MOUTHGUARDS, OCCLUSAL SPLINTS
- Cleaning, polishing, and prevention – although home-based tooth brushing and flossing help remove plaque, only a professional clean by a dentist can thoroughly clean your teeth and remove the hardened plaque (calculus or tartar) that builds up on teeth. After your teeth have been cleaned, they are polished to remove plaque and stains on the tooth surface. We may also offer additional instructions for you to follow at home, based on the results of your exam.
- Mouth guards are critical for our patients who participate in contact sports. Unfortunately, trauma to the front teeth is far too common, with 1 in 4 patients under the age of 18 sustaining trauma to their front teeth. We want you to be able to participate in physical activity without the risk of damage to your teeth, and hence we offer mouth guards in-house.
- Unfortunately, about 1 in 5 people grind or clench their teeth. This may be related to the way the teeth bite together, or may be a stress-induced behaviour that causes undue pressure on your teeth and can lead to (amongst other problems) cracks, toothaches, worn teeth, muscle aches, and/or damage to jaw joints. If you experience these symptoms, we will endeavour to find and eliminate the problem and recommend certain exercises to help with jaw/muscle pain. To protect your teeth at night time when grinding is common, our dentists may create special mouth guards (e.g. occlusal splints) that can be worn during sleep.