Preventative Dentistry

In dentistry, prevention is always better than a cure. Preventative dentistry is important for protecting your oral health, preventing serious dental issues in the future, and saving money on costly restorative treatments.

Did you know that dental cavities are one of the most preventable diseases in the human body? Yet, they're extremely common and require dental fillings, root canal treatments, or even extractions! Our trusted team aims to reduce this by encouraging you to visit us for regular check-ups.

Preventative Dentistry includes:

 

Regular Preventative Check-Ups

Although brushing and flossing twice a day is essential, a regular check-up with our trusted team is also necessary for maintaining strong and healthy teeth and gums.

That's because, no matter how well you brush, it's common to experience a build-up of calculus on your teeth. Calculus hardens, cannot be removed at home, and can cause serious issues like cavities and gum disease.

We will advise you on how often you should have a dental check-up, depending on the condition on your teeth.

For most patients, we recommend a preventative appointment every six months. However, it may be necessary to visit every three months for patients who experience gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease).

We also recommend regular x-rays every two years for medium to low-risk patients. This is important for checking cavities (between your teeth and under old fillings and crowns) and checking bone levels around your teeth.

Dental Fillings

Tooth-coloured dental fillings are an ideal treatment for teeth that are damaged, decayed, chipped, or worn down.

Tooth-coloured fillings blend in with the natural colour of your teeth and are suitable for all teeth, depending on the size of the cavity. If too much tooth has been lost, a crown or onlay may be recommended as a stronger alternative.

We can also replace old amalgam fillings to restore your mouth aesthetics and functionality and make it easier to chew again.

Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

Do you experience any of the following symptoms but you're not quite sure why?

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums when brushing
  • Sensitive, red, or swollen gums
  • Teeth that have shifted

These are symptoms for gum disease (periodontitis), a serious infection that damages your gums and can destroy the jawbone. It occurs when the pockets or spaces between the teeth and gums are filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and is also a risk factor for heart and lung disease, as well as many other medical conditions.

Equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, we provide effective periodontitis treatment to protect your oral health and ensure the longevity of your natural teeth.

With regular check-ups, we aim to treat gum disease in the early stages. However, more complex treatment is required if the disease has already advanced and if supporting bone is lost.

The earlier any gum disease can be addressed the less likely for ongoing problems, please call us on (08) 8295 1288 to make an appointment.

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