Preventive Dentistry · · ·

At Dentistry on Main Street, we believe that prevention is better than a cure. That’s why we recommend regular check-ups and preventive care, especially for children, to reduce the risk of major dental interventions by attending to minor problems before they become major ones.

To ensure healthy teeth and gums, simply:

  • Attend regular recall appointments at Dentistry on Main Street for examinations and professional cleaning.
  • Follow an efficient at-home cleaning routine, including brushing and flossing.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods.

Below we list some of the preventative dentistry services that we offer. For further information please contact our front desk team to find out more.

Oral Hygiene · · ·

An effective at-home oral hygiene routine is vitally important in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.

Looking after your mouth, teeth and gums offers countless benefits. At one end of the scale it prevents bad breath, while at the other it avoids disease and infection that can lead to tooth loss. It ensures that you don’t have pieces of food stuck in your teeth long after the meal, and means that you will have the least risk for problems such as periodontal disease, which is caused by the build-up of plaque and tartar. Prevention is almost always preferable to treatment in terms of hassle, discomfort and cost.

Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day, in conjunction with regular professional cleaning appointments with your Dentistry on Main Street team, will keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.

Tooth Coloured Fillings · · ·

Remember the days of old-fashioned, amalgam fillings? Now there’s a natural looking, hard-wearing alternative – Tooth coloured fillings.

Sculptured onto your teeth and then hardened through use of a specially developed blue light, these fillings are sculpted and polished to perfectly match your surrounding natural teeth for a beautiful, complete smile.

The strength and natural appearance of composite resin fillings has made them an increasingly popular treatment option, which can often be completed in a single visit. For your comfort, we use rubber dam to minimise the risk of explosion.

White fillings are tooth-coloured fillings that are made from a composite of plastic and glass. They are therefore also known as ‘composite fillings’. Your dentist will tell you if and when you need one, as they are placed when the tooth has decayed. Whether or not a white filling is the right choice will depend on the area of the tooth decay. If the issue occurs in your molars at the back of your mouth where you regularly bite down hard, your dentist may advise another material, as the plastic option may not be the most suitable material.

Wisdom Tooth Removal · · ·

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt, sometimes creating problems as they grow and develop. Although such problems often develop gradually, these gradual changes can cause sudden and severe pain.

When there is not enough room for your wisdom teeth, they may become impacted, or partially trapped in the jawbone and gums, causing a variety of problems in your mouth and with your sinus cavity or the nerve in your lower jaw. The primary preventive measure for wisdom teeth is removal, preferably at an early stage.

The method used for extraction varies for each tooth and person. Some teeth can be simply removed under local anaesthesia. While here has a good working relationship with the experts in Brisbane, we will arrange the best treatment depends on your situation and fits your requirement.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Gum (Periodontal) Disease · · ·

Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, and has also been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

The first indicator of gum disease is red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss. If you have experienced this indicator, you should speak to your Dentistry on Main Street dentist for advice on the best treatment plan for gums.

Fortunately, an effective oral hygiene routine can help prevent the progression of gum disease and improve your overall oral health.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Root Canal Therapy · · ·

Root canal therapy is a procedure designed to retain a tooth in the mouth when the nerve has died or is dying, in order to restore the tooth to its full strength and function. Root canal treatment may be required when a tooth becomes painful, tender to bite on, is particularly sensitive to heat and cold, or may have an obvious large cavity, which extends into the nerve of the tooth.

Though root canal therapy has a reputation as a painful procedure, in fact it’s designed to relieve the pain caused by an infected tooth. Today, most patients report that having root canal treatment is as unobtrusive as getting a filling.

Root canal therapy is a complex and technically demanding procedure, but one which has a very high success rate. Root Canal Therapy is usually accomplished with little or no discomfort, over one to three appointments. The best news is that Root Canal Therapy can save both your tooth and your smile.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.