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Preventative Care

Keeping your smile healthy

Our team of trained professionals at Adelaide Dental by Design is an integral part of our practice and are concerned for keeping your smile healthy. Our hygiene department offers a high level in patient care through appropriate dental treatment, patient education and personalised dental maintenance and preventive programs.

Good oral health is important to your overall well being. Promoting health through preventive dentistry and education is the heart of our practice. Ensuring optimal oral health requires a team effort, where your role and commitment is key to success.

Our dental hygienists are licensed dental professionals who focus on preventive care. A hygienist frequently performs procedures such as cleanings, x-rays, preventive sealants, scaling, root planing, and oral hygiene education. The hygienist will teach correct brushing and flossing techniques and recommend oral hygiene products to suit your needs.

Your hygiene appointment includes:

  • Evaluation of your health
  • Examination of your teeth and gums
  • Meticulous cleaning and polishing of teeth above and below gum level
  • Assessment and treatment recommendations for oral conditions such as bad breath and dry mouth
  • Application of decay preventing agents if required
  • Taking of radiographs if required for diagnostic purposes
  • Instruction on correct brushing and flossing if required
  • Outline of a personalised oral hygiene program with recommended 3, 6 or 12 monthly visits.

The oral hygiene centre at Adelaide dental by design offers a high level of patient care to ensure optimal oral health through maintenance, preventive programs and patient education.

The dental hygienist has advanced training in the meticulous cleaning and maintenance of the teeth and gums and will develop a personalised oral hygiene program to suit the patient’s individual needs.

The oral hygiene program at Adelaide Dental by Design aims to maintain healthy teeth and gums and prevent decay and gum disease. Healthy gums are a long term investment for beautiful teeth and the dental hygienist will monitor your oral hygiene helping you to achieve your optimal oral health.


At Adelaide Dental by Design we rarely use “silver” coloured fillings, but rather we routinely use a variety of tooth coloured fillings. Tooth-coloured restorations not only possess strength and durability but also resemble natural teeth.

There are different types of tooth coloured fillings;

Porcelain Fillings Inlays and Onlays

At Adelaide Dental by Design we use the latest in state-of-art digital dentistry and produce chair side customised fillings. Because this technology scans the prepared tooth by taking a series of photographs and, using software and milling, a porcelain restoration can be produced in one appointment.

We can rebuild back teeth to achieve ideal long-term strength by using colour-matched porcelain. Back teeth filled with large silver fillings are prone to fracturing but can undergo reconstruction with porcelain inlays while preserving the remaining healthy tooth structure

Composite fillings

Composite resin material may be used for tooth coloured fillings, to restore a chipped tooth or for smaller restorations.
They are available in various shades and are bonded to the prepared tooth to match your own.

Book with Adelaide Dental By Design

Start your journey to a healthier smile today by calling Adelaide Dental by Design to schedule your appointment. Our experienced team is ready to provide personalised care and educations in order to preserve your oral health.

Don’t hesitate – prioritise your smile and take action now for a lifetime of confident and beautiful teeth!