Preventive Care Program

"A Good Oral Hygiene Program Is the Simplest, Most Economical Way to Keep Your Smile Healthy and Brilliant For Life"


Although you may brush and floss regularly, it’s likely that you may be missing some hard to reach areas, like just under the gum lines, between teeth or in the deep groves of teeth.

To maintain healthy teeth and gums, routine six monthly visits to our dentist at Bentleigh are recommended. This visit includes:

  • A Thorough Examination
  • Radiographs – as recommended
  • Scale & Clean
  • Oral Hygiene Advice

Additional preventive treatments include: Dental Fissure Sealants, Night Guards and Mouthguards.

Examination: Prevention and Detection of Problems

During your regular visit, we get a chance to intercept and hopefully reverse disease, within the oral cavity and elsewhere at a very early stage before it has had a chance to cause serious damage, requiring, in many situations, expensive treatment.

Digital Radiographs

Radiographs are invaluable in the diagnosis of dental problems. Dental x-rays are recommended every 2 years to detect any dental disease occurring in the teeth and surrounding bone that cannot be detected by the naked eye.

Scale & Clean: Removal of Plaque/Tartar Build-up

While you may be very diligent in your dental care, dental plaque and tartar can accumulate, especially along the gum line and hard to reach areas. Tatar can cause chronic gum inflammation, also called gingivitis, which can lead to serious gum disease, like Periodontitis & tooth loss. Professional cleaning is essential for good oral health.

Oral hygiene Instruction

You dentists will work to devise an oral hygiene regime to suit your individual needs, giving you advice on how to thoroughly remove the plaque and keep your gums healthy for life.

Dental Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are one of the best ways of preventing tooth decay. A fissure sealant is a protective tooth coloured hard resin coating that is bonded in to the groove of teeth to stop decay from forming in these grooves.

It is a totally painless procedure and sealants are very durable. Pit & fissure sealants are suitable from around the age of six years or older.

denture fissure seal