Regular check-ups are recommended twice a year.
During your visit your dentist will examine and assess the health of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues. Your dentist will check for any signs of decay/ cavities, gum/periodontal disease, any signs of oral cancer, bite problems and evaluate your jaw joint. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of diseases that it can be treated at early stages.
Our dentists are very caring and comprehensive. They will discuss all the findings and perform a personalised treatment pan for your needs.
By taking X-Rays, your dentist will be able to identify hidden problems before they develop further such as decay between the teeth, problems with existing fillings on root canals or crowns, any infections in and around the tooth roots, cysts or tumours and presence of severity of gums.
At Memorial Ave Dental, we use the latest modern X-Ray machines with minimal radiation dose.
We may also require structure of the facial skeleton and shows the relationship between the teeth in your arch and also shows the development of wisdom teeth and if there is any need for their removal.
Regular professional cleaning done by our friendly dentists involves removing plaque (soft, sticky bacterial film) and the tar of calculus (a hard white substance that builds up teeth and can’t be removed by brushing)Regular professional scale/ clean dislodge the bacterial plaque and calculus that lead to periodontitis (gum disease) and bad breath.
Stains are removed by professional polishing of the teeth. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is to leave the surface of the teeth clean and smooth so bacteria are unable to stick to the teeth. Scaling / cleaning are recommended for most people at 6 monthly intervals.
Our friendly staff will discuss and review your oral hygiene at each visit. As prevention is always better then cure, your dentist will use multiple tools to explain proper brushing and flossing techniques as well as dietary advice.
We aim to prevent gum diseases, tooth decay and bad breath. We will help you understand exactly what you need to do every day at home to maintain a healthy mouth.
Fluoride is mineral found in water and earth’s crust. It’s an essential element that makes the teeth more resistant against bacterial invasion that cause decay. Fluoride hardens the tooth’s enamel by remineralisation (providing the essential minerals).
Our staff will discuss and tailor the best fluoride regime suitable for you.
Fissure sealant is resin coating (varnish) that is applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth (molars and pre molars) that can effectively protect teeth from decay. As the bristles of the tooth brush cannot reach into the deep grooves (fissures) that are difficult to clean and tend to trap bacteria that cause tooth decay.
They are ideally placed on molars as soon as they erupt into the mouth however, they can be placed on adults’ teeth at any age. The procedure is quick and painless.
That requires NO drilling nor anaesthetic and Fissure sealants will harden with special light to bond it to the tooth. The newest sealant and release Fluoride on the tooth surface and prevent or arrest decay.
Fissure sealants are cost efficient way to protect teeth on the long term.
Mouth Guard is an extremely essential protective equipment for anyone participating in a sport either contact or non-contact sport.
Mouth Guards are made from a strong plastic material that protects your teeth, gums and jaw, from horrific sporting injuries including chipped, cracked or knocked out teeth, cut lips and broken jaws. It is not just painful but also costly and time consuming to repair.
Unlike the mouthguards purchased over the counter, the mouthguards are custom fitted by your dentist is better as it is specially designed to fit the exact contours of your mouth and teeth, based on the moulds/ impressions that your dentist will take of your teeth. We offer various colours. Your dentist will check your mouth guard when you come in for your regular check- ups. And will always advise you on how to keep it clean.
The Australian Dental Association recommends a custom- fitted mouth guard for all Australians who play contact sports or sports with high risk of dental injuries.
Teeth grinding is an involuntary clenching and grinding of the teeth, usually during sleep. But some people grind their teeth when they are awake. It’s one of those tricky conditions that you could be suffering from without even knowing.
Most people don’t realize that they grind their teeth in their sleep, until partners or parents hear those grinding at night or symptoms start to emerge. Teeth grinding can be a result of stress or r when you try and compensate for an imperfect bite.
This is when the upper and lower jaw comes together but the teeth do not seem to fit comfortably and you therefore try and force them into a perfect bite. Some dental treatments, such as fillings that sit ‘too high ‘when teeth are coming through in babies and children.
If you think you grind your teeth, see your dentist as soon as possible.
Your dentist will look at your teeth and talk about possible treatment options that may include: