Preventive Dentistry Sydney

Prevention is better than a cure. Professor Ironside focuses on ensuring your oral health is in the best possible condition.

Preventing issues is the ultimate form of dental protection

At your dental check-up, Professor Ironside will assess your oral health. During this assessment, he will ensure there is no sign of gum disease, tooth decay, damaged or impacted teeth and damaged nerves. If any of these dental problems are present, Professor Ironside will recommend a specific treatment plan.

“A smile is a bit like a car. If you don’t get it serviced, it’s going to fall apart”

Professor Jim Ironside

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Please fill in the online enquiry form to ask a question or book your consultation. Professor Ironside looks forward to seeing you soon.

Or call today on (02) 9267 3495

Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither was your smile

Professor Jim Ironside

Frequently asked questions about preventive dentistry

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is a facet of dental care and focuses on preventing dental issues from happening. This can minimise the need for restorative dentistry in the future. With early intervention your dentist can treat minor problems before they develop into serious issues.

Dental Hygienists are registered, dental professionals. They are trained in preventive dentistry.
Dental Hygienists can help you decrease the chances of decay and gum disease and can advise which products are the most appropriate for you.

Dental sealants are typically used to even the biting surface of a molar tooth. This is used to prevent decay. Molar teeth can have naturally deep pivots or fissures.

Food debris can get caught in these fissures. It then becomes incredibly difficult to clean away. A dental sealant is a thin protective layer. This layer coats the chewing surface of a tooth to protect it from decay.