CHILDREN’S PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

DR. LAVERY IS COMMITTED TO TREATING CHILDREN AT THE STUDIO IN A NON-INVASIVE CARING, GENTLE WAY

She is highly skilled in treating children in the dental chair without the need for specialist referrals for your child to have their treatment with general anaesthetic.

Prevention and knowledge is the key to a healthy mouth for life.

Dr. Lavery takes a holistic approach providing advice on healthy eating, snacking, healthy drink choices, brushing and oral hygiene advice.

Dr. Lavery is a huge advocate of fluoride application for diseased and/or poorly formed enamel on the outer layer of the tooth. In fact, she has treated some kids now for at least 18 years in the Hills District (feeling old!!) with topical fluoride on poorly formed molars without the need for any intervention resulting in very happy little kids and parents.

Regenerative dentistry is my philosophy. Fissure sealants can be applied to teeth to protect the enamel from decay.

FISSURE SEALANTS

What is a fissure sealant?

A fissure sealant is a painless way of protecting your child’s tooth from decay. It is a plastic coating which covers the little grooves/valley (fissure) of the back teeth.

WHAT ARE FISSURE SEALANTS MADE OF?

Dr. Lavery places fissure sealants which contain fluoride to strengthen the outer surface of the tooth (enamel).

 

HOW LONG WILL A SEALANT LAST?

Sealants usually last for many years but Dr. Lavery likes to check them routinely to check that it is still intact. They can wear over time.

MOUTHGUARDS

Wearing a mouthguard is important to protect your child’s teeth from trauma during sport, even for baby teeth protection. Dr. Lavery makes customised, professionally fitted mouthguards.