Prevention is always better than a cure. Preventive dentistry includes regular dental check-ups and professional hygiene cleaning.
Combined with good home oral health, preventive dentistry will protect your smile and minimise dental health problems.
During a routine check-up, the dentist will carefully examine your mouth and teeth. Your dentist will advise you on signs of tooth decay, gum disease or other abnormalities.
Your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean each tooth to remove stubborn plaque and the build-up of tartar and superficial tooth stains. This also reduces bacteria that can accumulate along the gum line.
How often should I go to the dentist?
Your dentist will advise you on how often you need to attend after your check-up.
Regular dental check-ups from early childhood promote good oral health and can reduce the anxiety associated with dental treatment.
What are preventive dental treatments?
In addition to regular dental check-ups and cleaning, the application of fluoride or sealants can protect your teeth.
Your dentist may recommend wearing a mouth guard to protect your teeth if you participate in certain sports.
How can I improve dental health at home?
Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day and flossing is a good home tooth care regime. A balanced diet and reducing alcohol and tobacco consumption also contribute to good oral health.
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