Dental Sealants significantly reduce decay problems in the back of the mouth.

Our back teeth have an uneven upper surface. This surface, which is used for chewing, tends to accumulate debris. This can lead to problems with decay, especially if there are small pits and fissures in the tooth. Dental sealants are an invisible coating applied to the upper surface of the molar teeth. This sealant fills in any gaps, pits, fissures or unevenness in the tooth surface, prevent problems with accumulating debris. This keeps teeth cleaner and healthier.

Children who have dental sealants applied to their back teeth have significantly lower decay problems. Cavities are reduce by 60% to 80%. This saves both the teeth and considerable money in the long term.

Modern sealants are either resin or glass ionomer based. They usually last four years, but some have reportedly lasted nine years before they needed replacement.

Wisdom Teeth Dundas

If the mouth is kept in good health there are fewer problems later in life. Wisdom teeth are one of the few exceptions to this. There is often insufficient room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to emerge properly.  Nonetheless a healthy mouth will lessen in problems that develop here.

Invisalign Dundas

Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth. It will effectively treat minor and moderate alignment problems, and has an advantage in being far less noticeable than braces. Both traditional braces and Invisalign benefit from a mouth that is free from any other issues.

Implant Dundas

Implants consist of an artificial tooth attached to the jaw with a titanium post. They are an idea method of replacing a lost tooth. Optimal dental health will reduce the need for dental implants. Keeping natural teeth is always the best option.


Sealants are not a permanent solution. But they will protect a child’s teeth for several years, after which time the child is in a better position to look after their mouth.



Avoid Common Brushing Mistakes

  • Reusing the same toothbrush for too long. A recent internet hack has been to restore the toothbrush with boiling water, but this resorted brush doesn’t last very long.
  • Our tooth enamel is slightly softer after many meals; if we brush straight away we risk damaging the teeth. Gargle with water, and brush 30 minutes later.
  • Clean the tongue as well. This harbours bacteria and causes problems like bad breath.
  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride, or have some fluoride on your teeth with a mouthguard.
  • Hard bristles and hard brushing damage the teeth. Use a soft bristle brush and be persistent but gentle.
  • We don’t need that much tooth paste. Brush more often, but with less paste.
  • It makes all the difference as about 30% of the tooth area is between the teeth’ easily the most common place for debris to get caught.
  • Missing any section of the teeth. They are all prone to problems, and they all need cleaning.
  • Brush two to three times a day. Any more than this might be too often.
  • Clean the brush with hot water after use.
  • Always store the toothbrush with the bristles facing upward, so the moisture can drain away.
  • Keep the toothbrush away for any source of air pollution, like a toilet.
  • Ignoring any pain in the mouth is an issue.

Brushing prevents most dental issues, but not all. Teeth cannot be straightened by brushing, and wisdom teeth can will cause problems no matter what we do, often requiring extraction. But keeping our teeth clean will benefit the procedures that rectify crooked teeth and problems with partly emerged wisdom teeth.


Wisdom Tooth Removal Sydney

It is not uncommon for our mouths to have insufficient room for wisdom teeth. Talk to the dentist about wisdom tooth extraction.


Dental Implants Sydney

Implants can replace lost or severely damaged teeth. If you suspect that you need a dental implant Sydney had may fine dental practitioners.