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Preventative Dentistry in Melbourne CBD

Preventative dentistry is about stopping disease before it occurs and treating issues early, while they are easy to rectify. At Collins Dental Image, we address the underlying cause of gum disease and tooth decay through careful investigation and patient education so you know how to keep your teeth healthy for life.



What to Expect

Our highly trained dental hygienists will carefully measure your gums at six sites around each tooth to create a baseline recording we can monitor long term. We use scientific data to evaluate your progress, rather than relying on visual memory or subjective opinions.

Oral health is more important than you think. Not only does taking care of your teeth and gums protect them from the physical damage of gum disease, but gum disease has been linked to an array of medical problems, some leading to serious issues like heart disease and diabetes. Therefore, visiting your dentist and hygienist for regular check-ups, gum therapy and cleanings should be a priority. It is likely to help reduce some general health disease risk factors.

It is important to not just clean the visible surface of the teeth, as that would be like washing your hands without cleaning under your fingernails. Our deep cleanings, or gum therapy, provide for a thorough cleaning that is so comfortable that patients think of them as “gum facials.”

In addition to your scale and clean, we offer fluoride and desensitising agents, if needed. Dietary counselling to prevent dental disease is also available if necessary. Our hygienists will discuss home maintenance techniques as they apply to your unique smile.

Why Choose Collins Dental Image?

As one of the first practices in Melbourne CBD to establish a preventative program led by dental hygienists, we have a demonstrated commitment to keeping your mouth at peak health. With over three decades of experience in providing this type of proactive dentistry, we know what works long-term which can help keep you healthier than you would be anywhere else.

Our goal is to create a spa-like experience with enhanced patient comfort, a warm blanket, and a hot or cool towel at the end of your visit. Each checkup is tailored to your needs.

While we take the time needed for thorough treatment, most visits are a little under an hour.


Will it hurt?

All our hygienists go through a careful induction program to learn our unique approach learned from hands-on courses overseas to effectively cleaning and maintaining teeth without discomfort.

How often should I come in?

Frequency of appointments depends on your gum health health status, as measured and recorded, and the severity of any conditions you may have, like gum disease or active infection.

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Maintain your smile for the years ahead. Schedule your appointment today.


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