What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry means managing your dental hygiene to prevent the development of problems. In short, preventive dentistry means seeing your dentist on a regular basis so that cavities, gum disease and enamel decay can be avoided. It’s all about avoiding oral problems so you can keep your natural teeth healthy for as long as possible.
At Serenity Smiles dental we are pleased to offer our patients the highest level of preventive dentistry in Epping. Preventive dentistry saves you time and money over the long run. Taking a proactive stance and preventing problems from happening is more cost effective than paying for them in the years to come.
Why Do We Need Preventive Dentistry?
We are all born with two sets of teeth that should last for the rest of our lives. And, a lifetime can be a very long time if we live a healthy lifestyle. In order to keep those pearly whites in optimal condition, your dentist needs to inspect and evaluate them on a regular basis, to prevent any problems.
What can you expect in your consultation
Regular dental check-ups
There are a number of different procedures that constitute preventive dentistry but perhaps the single-most important step in the process is that regular contact with your dentist. It is recommended that you see your dentist at least twice a year. During these consultations your dentist will be able to examine you for risk of dental decay and gum disease.
Professional teeth cleaning
Professional teeth cleaning is also considered a preventive strategy because the removal of plaque and tartar from your gums reduces your risk of developing gum disease (periodontitis).
Patient education on oral health
Our friendly dentists will also brush up on your dental hygiene habits and give you a refresh on the best techniques for cleaning and flossing.
Preventive Dentistry For Children
Preventive dentistry is essential for children so that they get used to healthy dental habits from a young age. Regular visits ensure your dentist can identify problems before they occur. X-rays will show the dentist how your children’s adult teeth are developing in the gum spot possible problems.
Preventive Dentistry In Pregnancy
It is also important that pregnant women consult their dentists regularly. For some women the hormonal changes that take place can make them more susceptible to tooth decay because of the hormones. Some dental plans make provision for pregnant women to have an additional check up.
Good Dental Health Means Good General Health
Oral health is essential for your body to stay healthy. The mouth contains a lot of harmful bacteria, which need to be managed. There have also been a number of correlations between dental health problems and medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Prevention of dental problems is definitely better than treating them and dealing with the consequences later. Contact our office to find a friendly dentist who will consult you on preventive dentistry with pleasure: (02) 9158 6753
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