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    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

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Preventative Care

Preventive dentistry is the way to help keep your mouth healthy, and means you need to have less dental treatment in the future therefore saving time and stress. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. Preventative care is always better than treatment and so, by attending the dentist for regular check-ups the more chance people hold to have a happy and healthy smile. Working with your dentist at Maroubra Dental Avenue, we can help prevent the need for treatment to avoid the traditional road of fillings and extractions. Working out a treatment option to get your mouth to ‘good conditions’ and then a maintenance plan to keep it that way is a safeguard against more aggressive treatments in the future.

There are a number of things you can do to look after your oral health including routine dental check-ups, x rays, mouth guards, cleaning and of course, excellent oral health at home with brushing twice a day and flossing.

Keeping your teeth in good condition is the best (and cheapest) way to prevent unnecessary trips to the dentist for treatments that may otherwise have been avoided such as cavities resulting from decay. Whilst some things cannot be avoided, we suggest starting at home with your preventative care.

Simple changes such as a diet low in sugar, quitting smoking and minimising alcoholic drinks will also help. Cutting down on sugar in food and drinks is a simple change in diet which can decrease plaque build-up which leads to decay and cavities. Smoking can cause your teeth to lose their natural colour by nicotine staining and can lead to tooth loss, mouth cancer, and make gum disease worse. Alcoholic drinks can also lead to poor dental health as they have a high sugar content, and some mixed drinks may contain acids which lead to decay and erosion if you drink them often.

Simple changes like chewing sugar free gum between meals, using a straw if you decide to have fizzy or sugary drinks and of course brushing and flossing twice a day also help to prevent the onset of dental and gum disease and will hold you a better position in the future.

We pride ourselves on providing the best care to our patients inside and outside the dental office. Book an appointment today to devise a treatment plan that works for you. For more information on our preventative care treatments, call Maroubra Dental Avenue and let us help you on the way to the healthy and happy smile you have always wanted.

Preventative Care Faqs

It is important to brush just before you go to bed and at least one other time during the day, with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Eating and drinking foods containing high contents of sugar and acids such as juice and fizzy drinks weaken the enamel on your teeth. Brushing straight afterwards can worsen erosion as the teeth are more susceptible at this time. It is best not to brush your teeth until at least one hour after eating. It is especially important to brush before bed as the salivary flow, which is the mouth’s own cleaning system, slows down during the night and leaves the mouth more at risk from decay.

Acidic food and drinks can cause the gradual dissolving of the tooth enamel – this is called erosion. Acidic drinks include most soft drinks due to the sugar content, juices, and alcoholic beverages. Water is the safest of drinks and then milk.

It is not really about what you eat, but more how often you consume it. Sweet foods are allowed but it is important to not be snacking on them during the day maintaining sugar contact with your teeth for long stretches of time. We suggest snacking on things like vegetables and fruit and nuts as opposed to sucking on lollies or eating biscuits, for example.

Food and drinks with a high sugar content are one of the main dangers for our teeth. Sugar reacts with the bacteria in plaque and produces harmful acids to our teeth therefore it is important to decrease the frequency with which you put your mouth at risk. A diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fresh fruit and vegetables can help to prevent gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and cause bad breath.

Related Services

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Gum / Periodontal Disease

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Client Reviews

Belinda Hoban
Belinda Hoban
2023-05-18
A great team really cares about you!
Aleksander Bacal
Aleksander Bacal
2023-05-18
Highly skilled and caring staff that provides very good service
Nicholas Drozdowski
Nicholas Drozdowski
2023-05-11
I’ve been going to this place for as long as I can remember. I’ve always had a great experience here and all of the staff and dentists are friendly and awesome. Would definitely recommend!!!
Brenda Briand
Brenda Briand
2023-04-20
Dental Avenue is the best dental practice I have ever been too. Everything about the experience is amazing, from the lovely front reception plus the nurses and dentists. Top tip, if you are looking for the most caring, gentle and just all round great human, Dr Edward Chin is an amazing dentist. Myself and my two children see him and he’s so wonderful with the kids. I also had to have an intense extraction and he was the best. 1000% recommend. Bonus - There is also free parking across the road.
Jennifer Murillo
Jennifer Murillo
2023-04-13
Dr Ed Chin and the whole team at Dental Avenue Maroubra delivers a positive dental experience for my daughter who is so scared of the dentist. Dr Chin is professional and highly skilled. He is passionate about his job and our family’s oral health has been well taken care of by the whole team at Dental Avenue Maroubra.
Maria S
Maria S
2023-03-22
A thoroughly professional & personalised experience. The entire team are wonderful! The Dentist, Edward Chin is amazing at what he does. He is very gentle and explains everything from start to finish. I no longer dread a visit to the dentist. I highly recommend this place.
Beverly Eguchi
Beverly Eguchi
2023-03-10
Thank you to the lovely team at Dental Avenue! I was so impressed through the care, kindness and professionalism shown by Dr Ryan. She made the whole experience so positive. I’m happy to have found a practice with such welcoming, warm and dedicated staff.
Dan Mather
Dan Mather
2023-03-09
Gentle, professional and friendly, what more could you ask from a dentist. Definitely recommended.

Dental Avenue Maroubra will be open on specific days during the holiday period. Please see here for the opening hours.

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