A healthy smile is more than straight white teeth. It starts with a healthy, clean mouth without infections, gum disease, or tooth decay, and is supported by a healthy lifestyle.
By assessing your mouth as a whole and not just focusing on problems, we are able to educate you about your mouth and what you need to do to achieve good dental health. We then work with you to maintain it!
Many people are unaware that the bacteria associated with dental disease like gum disease can also affect your heart. A healthy mouth helps maintain a healthy heart and therefore your overall health.
The old adage "prevention is better than cure" is what we mean here. A trip to the dentist with no drilling is the best one to have! Most of the treatment we provide in dentistry today has a preventive element to it such as"
- Scale and prophylaxis;
- Fissure sealants;
- Topical Fluoride treatment;
- Oral hygiene instructions;
- Other dental adjuncts (mouthwashes, cleaning aids and tooth mousse);
- Regular 6 monthly visits
Our preventive dental care programme aims at preventing problems before they arise and our early (hence minimal!) intervention philosophy identifies dental disease before it develops. For example, if early decay is detected, dental adjuncts like tooth mousse, mouth wash, of other changes to your home practices may be prescribed. The aim is to reduce the required dental restorations in your lifetime and to minimise your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
We are not the gate keepers of your health. You are. Therefore, knowing and using the correct technique effectively at home is half the battle to achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth. It is our process here to schedule your 6 monthly dental check-up and clean when you finish your existing appointment with us.
It is never too late or too early in life to begin caring for your teeth. With some commitment, we can help you keep your teeth for life.