Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep your mouth healthy.
When a patient and dentist work together towards the common goal of maintaining a healthy mouth, a future with the traditional cycle of fillings, broken and/or loosening teeth, followed by extractions, may be avoided. Preventive dentistry can increase your chances of keeping your teeth for life and of needing less dental treatment.
Initially, a course of treatment may be recommended to get your mouth into good condition to establish your healthy mouth baseline. An active maintenance program can then follow, specific to your needs, to support you in keeping your mouth healthy. Educating you about prevention is an essential component of effective preventive care.
Early Diagnosis, Hygiene and Remineralisation
Identifying patients who have a high decay risk is critical to changing the status quo, to prevent ongoing issues. Detecting tooth surface weakness at its earliest point provides an opportunity for further tooth breakdown to be prevented. At our practice, we use the latest diagnostic techniques to identify issues promptly. Remineralisation therapies and BPA-free sealants can be recommended to prevent early changes in tooth enamel from progressing to tooth decay.