What Is Preventive Dentistry?
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?
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I get teeth cleaning?
Teeth cleaning Epping is very beneficial, and our dentists recommend getting a dental cleaning every six months. But, if you are a patient with major dental issues such as periodontal disease, it is highly recommended to get your teeth cleaned every three months. Talk to your dentist Epping to learn how often you should get regular dental cleaning based on your specific dental health situation.
Are teeth cleanings painful?
No! Teeth cleaning Epping is not painful but involves small vibrations or pressure while cleaning. If this makes you uncomfortable, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to make you stay calm and feel comfortable.
What are the steps involved in teeth cleaning?
Are you planning to get teeth cleaning Epping? Here we’ve listed the steps involved in the cleaning process to make you feel less anxious.
- Your dentist Epping will make you sit on a dental chair and cover your chest and clothes with a bib-like cloth.
- They will use a small metal tool to remove the plaque from your teeth.
- When the plaque is removed or loosened, you will rinse your mouth with cool, refreshing water.
- Once this is done, your dentist will polish your teeth with the paste.
- Then, he will floss and clean between each tooth to remove any trapped food particles.
- They will perform a fluoride treatment to nourish your smile.
How can I keep my teeth clean after teeth cleaning?
After getting teeth cleaning Epping, it’s recommended to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth at least once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Regularly rinse your teeth after each meal and snack to remove any food particles and prevent bacterial growth. Also, use bacteria-killing or a fluoride mouth wash to rinse your mouth.
What can happen if I do not get teeth cleaning?
If you aren’t scheduling an appointment for teeth cleaning Epping, your mouth will be the home for harmful bacteria that can affect your dental health. The bacteria that get accumulated on your mouth release acids that erode dental enamel and inflame the gums, causing tooth decay, periodontal disease, discolouration, and tooth loss. As a result of this, you will develop major dental issues that require complex dental procedures. So, it’s recommended to follow good oral hygiene and receive regular teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Is it safe to have my teeth cleaned during pregnancy?
Yes! Getting teeth cleaning Epping during pregnancy is absolutely safe. Our dentists recommend pregnant women to schedule regular dental check-up and teeth cleaning to ensure good oral health. Delaying dental check-ups during pregnancy would result in severe health problems for you and your baby.
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