The practice of taking care of your teeth to keep them functioning properly is called preventative dentistry. This procedure is done to prevent gum disease, cavities, enamel wear and more. Daily brushing of the teeth is a form of preventative dentistry but a dental cleaning will require the knowledge and training of a licensed dentist.


What Does Preventative Dentistry Do?

The purpose of preventative dentistry is to prevent people from developing problems related to their oral health later in life. Getting the right dental care can help you lessen or even avoid the effects of these oral problems:

  • Gingivitis
  • Enamel Loss
  • Cavities
  • Periodontitis

Everyone can benefit from getting preventative dentistry. Particularly, children can highly benefit because it helps their newly developed adult teeth to become healthy and strong as it grows. There are also topical fluoride and dental sealant treatments which are capable of preventing tooth decay in children. For adults, preventative dentistry is important because it helps you keep your real teeth as you age.


Why Should I Get Preventative Dentistry?

At Balmain Dentist we believe that preventative dentistry is the key to maintaining healthy teeth, bone and gums and achieving a great healthy smile. Preventative dentistry is required to maintain good oral health and identify and address any issues.


What Should I Expect?

We start by performing a thorough examination of the mouth to determine if teeth, bones and gums are in good health and if there are any problems or disease present. We give dietary advice, which is essential in good oral health. We then provide a professional scale and clean of the teeth, which includes the removal of all plaque and calculus build-up, a tooth polish and fluoride treatment plus digital x – rays of the teeth and instruction about good oral hygiene.

Regular visits to the dentist for a clean and formulating a good home routine will prevent tartar and stain build-up and keep your gums and teeth remain healthy.

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