Preventative dentistry

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Are You Concerned By The State Of Your Teeth? Contact Your Local Dentist For Preventative Dentistry Treatment To Restore Your Positive Oral Health And Shine On Your Teeth

Preventative dentistry is a process of practising caring for your oral health. Preventative dentistry can stem from many things, such as a scale-and-polish or a positive oral routine at home to keep teeth away from cavities and bacteria. Dentistry isn’t just known for simply treating dental issues as they occur, it is also a service your local dentist will provide to ensure your teeth are well looked after in and out of the dental clinic. But rest assured that your trusted preventative dentist is on hand to provide all the necessary advice and treatments necessary to keep your teeth shining brightly for the long-term.

What Are the Common Preventive Dentistry Treatments?

Preventative dentistry is the modern approach to reduce the amount of dental treatment you may need to maintain a healthy mouth. Whilst you may need treatments from your local dentist to get started on your positive oral hygiene journey, here are some of the common preventative dentistry treatments:

      Check-Up and Clean

A simple check-up and clean is one of the more basic yet most effective preventative treatment to prevent serious oral health issues. Dentists play a key role in detecting oral concerns early before performing a deep clean on your teeth for a clean and bright smile.

 Oral Cancer Screenings

As part of every check-up, your local dentist will look to administer oral cancer screenings to detect signs of oral cancer. This will increase chances of a cure if identified early.

Bruxism or TMJ Treatment

Bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding typically occurs during sleep when your upper and lower teeth grind together and damage your teeth. Your local dentist can perform an examination of your jaw muscles to help reduce stress on the joints and may recommend the use of dental mouthguard.  

 

What Are The Best Practices For Healthy Teeth?

Whilst preventative dentistry treatments are available, it is important that you look after your teeth at home to avoid forking out for expensive treatment later. What’s more, you can maintain your shine and smile brightly for as long as you please! 

Carry out the following practices to look after your teeth at home:

Brush And Floss Twice A Day

Usually, you should brush and floss teeth once in the morning and once at night. However, its recommended that you floss and brush your teeth after a heavy meal to keep stains away and limit chances of starch and sugars staying on your teeth.

Use Of Fluoride

Fluoride strengthens your teeth and limits tooth decay. Your local dentist will recommend using special fluoride toothpaste at home.

A Balanced Diet

A bad diet is the main cause of poor teeth. Starchy and sugary foods feed the bacteria for plaque and tartar to form on your teeth. If you haven’t already, eat foods that contain more fibre and calcium to feed strength to your teeth. 

The Benefits of Preventative Dentistry To Your Teeth

Regular preventative examinations and preventative practices at home deliver the following benefits:

  • Lowers risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease
  • Promotion of better hygiene habits
  • Reduces chance of oral cancer
  • Save money in the long-term
  • Confidence in your smile

Much of your preventative dental care starts with you and your habits at home. The less you stay out of the dental clinic practice, the better for your oral health. SD Dental Surgery are readily available to help you in preventing further dental concerns to make way for a healthy and shiny smile.