November 7, 2023 by Dental Smiles

Preventive Dentistry

At Dental Smiles, we embrace preventive dentistry in our approach towards oral health. We focus on maintaining good oral health through preventing dental issues before they develop.

Our emphasis is to promote healthy habits through regular dental care and patient education with the primary goal of preventive dentistry to minimize the need for restorative and corrective dental procedures through;

  1. Oral Hygiene Education:

This is the primary stage of our processes as you come in for check up. We have an experienced oral hygeinist passionate about educating you on proper oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing (at least twice a day) and flossing (once a day) and the importance of using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.

Our inhouse dental hygienist proffesionally removes plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), and stains from your teeth which helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Oral Hygeine education includes advising you on a balanced diet and its impact on oral health. Reducing sugary and acidic food and drinks can help prevent cavities.

  1. Regular Dental Check-Ups:

Be sure to visit our clinic for routine check-ups and cleanings, typically every six months. During these visits,  we are able to detect and address dental issues early, including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer.

Periodic dental X-rays and other diagnostic tests that we perform inhouse help detect hidden dental problems that may not be visible during a clinical examination. One more reason why you want to check in with us.

  1. Dental Sealants:

Application of dental sealants, especially on the molars and premolars, to protect the chewing surfaces from cavities. Sealants act as a barrier against bacteria and food particles. How about we start with your little ones. They can always thank you later.

  1. Oral Health Assessments:

Comprehensive evaluations of oral health, including assessing the condition of teeth, gums, tongue, and soft tissues.

Identifying and addressing issues like gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and malocclusions (bite problems).

  1. Mouthguards and Sports Dentistry:

Recommending mouthguards for athletes to prevent dental injuries during sports activities.

Preventive dentistry is essential for people of all ages, as it helps maintain healthy teeth and gums, reduces the risk of oral diseases, and can potentially save you from more extensive and costly dental treatments in the future.

It’s crucial in promoting overall well-being by emphasizing the importance of oral health as part of a holistic approach to healthcare.

Got a dentist? We’ve got you covered. Call us on 0706 575 276, DM us on any of our socials or use our website to book an appointment today. 

Looking forward to partner with you towards a fulfilling oral health experience.

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