What is preventive treatment?
The 2 most common oral diseases, gum disease and tooth decay, are both entirely preventable.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, describes the inflammation of the gums, which can progress to bone loss around the tissues supporting the teeth and the loss of teeth as a result.
Tooth decay, also called caries, describes the rotting and breakdown of teeth. This can lead to access formation and may result in the loss of the affected teeth.
Mouth cancer is less common, but can have serious life-threatening consequences.
These and many other oral diseases are associated with various risk factors and preventive dentistry aims to reduce the risks and thus minimise the incidence of disease.
Why come to us for preventive treatment?
As a Practice, we adopt a very proactive approach to preventive dentistry. Our hygienists are dedicated to improving your oral health and promoting a preventive approach.
We also employ Oral Health Educators who are trained to advise you on best practices for following a healthy oral lifestyle.
Preventive treatment aims to keep your mouth healthy by using a variety of different techniques.