Preventative dentistry

Preventative dentistry

The most effective and modern way to maintain a healthy mouth: and reduce the amount of dental treatment is through Preventive dentistry.

The first main cause of tooth loss is gum disease; the second is through tooth decay. The more we can rely on preventive dentistry, the chance of you keeping your teeth for life increases.

In order for preventative dentistry to work, we need combine the efforts of the dentist, hygienist and you, the patient. We can then work together to avoid the need for fillings and extractions.
A course of treatment may be recommended to get your mouth into good condition, and a maintenance plan will be worked out to help you keep it that way.

It does not matter whether you have no teeth at all or all your teeth for preventative dentistry to benefit you: denture stomatitis to mouth cancer can be spotted through regular dental visits and can be treated; its never too late to start and is an excellent habit to build up, for children and young adults.

The first step to embark on the road to preventive dentistry is to have a full extensive examination with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to assess the general health of your gums and teeth and formulate a treatment plan; this will involve possible visits to the hygienist. The aim of this is to get your mouth into good health. Once this has been reached, it is easy to maintain. In a healthy mouth a problem like tooth decay and/or gum disease is unlikely to occur. To maintain good oral health, you will need to commit yourself to regular dental examinations and regular sessions with the hygienist.

The dentist and hygienist will formulate treatment plans specifically for you, including advice on smoking, types of dental care products to use, methods of tooth brushing and whether to use an electric tooth brush or a manual tooth brush.

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