Oran Park Dental Care: 02 4604 2400
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Preventative Dental

Our teeth need regular care and attention by our dentist. Although we may brush our teeth everyday this is still not enough. Plaque builds up on our teeth. This accumulates from the foods and beverages we consume. Plaque contains bacteria. Bacteria invade the food debris and forms between our teeth and below the gum line which causes decay and gum disease. The long term plaque can become hardened (rock like) and can only be removed by the dentist.

 

This needs to be cleaned and treated regularly for prevention. Our preventative treatments include:

  • Scale + polishing
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Radiographs + x-rays
  • Fissure Sealants

 

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER

 

Eat Well

  • Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods and healthy snacks
  • Limit your intake of sweet foods, especially between meals

 

Play Well

  • Wear a professionally fitted mouth guard when training or playing contact sports
  • If a tooth is damaged or knocked out, contact us immediately for an emergency appointment

 

Drink Well

  • Drink plenty of tap water
  • Avoid sweet or fizzy drinks. If consumed, have them with meals rather than between meals

 

Stay Well

  • Don’t wait for a problem
  • Have regular oral health check-ups
  • Ask your oral health professional how often you should have check ups
  • If you smoke, quit for good

 

Clean Well

  • Clean your teeth twice a day
  • Brush your teeth gently and thoroughly with well fluoridated tooth paste with a soft tooth brush
  • Floss at least once a day. Ask our dentist for a lesson in correct flossing procedure
  • When possible, chew sugarless gum after meals
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Call one of our friendly team members on 02 4604 2400 for an assessment and quote from one of our dentists.