Preventative Treatment

Forestville Dental Clinic believes that preventative care is the foundation to a healthy smile.

Our services include:

  • comprehensive examination
  • xrays
  • oral hygiene instruction
  • dietary advice
  • scale and polish
  • fissure sealants
  • mouthguards
  • nightguards
  • sleep apnoea appliances
  • nitrous oxide (happy gas)

What are fissure sealants?

The fissures are the deep grooves that occur naturally on the biting surfaces of the teeth. These areas are difficult to clean and are prone to catching food and bacteria. Fissure sealants are plastic coatings which fill the fissures to protect teeth from decay.

The best time to apply sealants are when the permanent molars begin to appear at 6 and 12 years  of age. It is a simple, non-invasive, painless procedure for children and a cost effective way to prevent decay.