Preventative Dentistry Sydney
The Lumière Dental Centre’s mission is to educate their patients so they can take care of their teeth, gums and overall health. Preventative dentistry is a group of treatments that prevent damage or further problems from arising.
Your initial consultation is the most important step throughout your dental treatment process. Dr Elkhatib needs to be aware of how you look after your teeth, any previous conditions and health problems you may have. This is so the Lumière Dental Centre team can tailor their treatment specifically to you, making your treatment a totally personal one. This initial consultation will also explore what you want to gain from receiving any of the Lumiere treatments such as straighter teeth, whiter teeth, less pain, chewing mobility etc.
Fluoride is a mineral found in our water that helps promote strong healthy teeth and gums by acting as an agent that fights tooth decay. If your teeth are prone to easy decay you may not have a substantial level of fluoride in your diet. Dr Elkhatib can perform a fluoride treatment in the form of a gel, done in the dental chair.
Healthy gums and teeth require daily routine maintenance. Sometimes we are not provided with the information we need about a healthy oral hygiene routine. Dr Elkhatib provides education about how to best take care of your teeth and gums and what to look for as a symptom of any oral conditions.
Teeth grinding is a habit most people don’t know they are doing until their teeth are so badly damaged, a restoration is often needed. If you or your partner have noticed that you habitually grind your teeth, especially while sleeping, you need to take action. Lumière Dental Centre can fit mouth guards to prevent the grinding down of your teeth while you sleep.
Most high contact sports make a mouth guard a pre-requisite to play in Australia. If you’ve ever had a mouth guard that doesn’t fit properly, it can seriously put you off your game and irritate the inside of your mouth, leaving you with ulcers and cuts. A customised fitted mouthguard from Lumière Dental Centre is the best way to protect your teeth and play comfortably.
Preventing Periodontal Disease
Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease, where the bacteria that cause the infection penetrate deeper into your gum line. This can lead to some serious health risks not only in your mouth but in your body as well. Dr Elkhatib will perform the necessary treatments and provide a detailed plan on how to best subdue the symptoms and regain a healthy state.
Many reasons explain why people snore; while some are trivial others are not. If your snoring is hindering your breathing patterns while you sleep, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Dr Elkhatib can fit a Mandible advancement device that holds your lower jaw forward keeping your airway open.