A regular check-up is your best defence against tooth decay and this includes an examination, x-rays (when needed), a scale and clean, and a topical fluoride application.
We recommend a preventative examination every six months as this will help maintain a healthy mouth and prevent any major issues arising.
What is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative dental care is more than flossing and brushing your teeth. It is the identification and stopping of dental related issues before they become serious. The time honoured phrase, ‘prevention is better than cure’ certainly relates to your oral health.
Cavities, plaque, oral cancer, gingivitis or periodontal disease can all cause damage within your mouth. A six-monthly preventative dentistry examination will not only correct any problems, but our team will work with you to reduce their likelihood in the future too.
The aim of all preventative dentistry treatments is to reduce the need for invasive dental work. Through early diagnosis and treatment, we can help you prevent more invasive and costly dental treatments in the future.
Preventative dental care begins as soon as the first tooth appears in a child’s mouth. Tooth brushing, use of fluoride toothpaste, dental sealants, mindful food and beverage consumption, as well as regular check-ups are you best defence against tooth damage.
All Types of Dental Preventative Care
Our team of dental professionals can help you with all forms of dental preventative care, including:
- Patient Education – instruction on correct brushing and flossing methods and assistance in choosing the correct oral tools. Assistance with making good food and beverage choices.
- Regular Check-ups – our dentists will identify and treat any issues as soon as they arise.
- Hygienist Support – descaling, cleaning and stain removal.
- Mouth Guard Fitting – correct fitting of mouthguards for sport or work.
- Extractions – tooth extractions, wisdom teeth or orthodontic requirements
Importance of Preventative Care
Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. With proper care and attention, dentures, root canals and crowns may be avoided. Healthy teeth and gums not only work well, but they look fantastic too. Thus, not only are we able to enjoy a wide dietary variety, but we have great self-esteem too.
Life is busy and we understand that it is easy to prioritise other things rather than having regular check-ups. However, booking a regular 6 monthly appointment will save you both time and money.
Our experienced team of dental professionals will examine your teeth for signs of tooth decay, damage of existing dental work, gum issues and other oral health conditions. By working together to keep your teeth healthy and in great working order, you’ll spend less time with us and more time doing the things you want to do.
At Herald Avenue Dental Centre, we place a high importance on preventative dental care for our patients. Our friendly and professional team are here to help you however they can. Contact us today to book your next examination and together, we’ll keep you smiling.
Herald Avenue Dental Centre
7 Herald Avenue, Willetton 6155
For appointments or further information about Preventative Care:
Call 9259 5774
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