What is Preventative Dentistry?
The idea of preventative dentistry is to maintain a healthy, pearly white smile. To do so, you will need to reduce the risk of dental problems before they begin. Unfortunately, many people will only visit their dentist after they have started to experience a problem. By then, they have already put their teeth and gums at risk.
Preventive dentistry is when you work alongside your dental practitioners to avoid oral health issues. Regular visits to our dentists and hygienists will allow them to assess any issues that may be developing. In turn, they can correct them with the appropriate treatment. They will also help you to improve your oral health routine at home.
Simple changes to your flossing, brushing techniques and your diet are preventive measures. These small changes can have significant improvements on the health of your teeth and gums. It also helps to limit the potential need for restorative dentistry in the future, which can be both costly and painful.
Why should I be interested in preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry makes trips to the dentist easier, less expensive, and leaves you far less likely to need any potentially painful treatments. It is also a solution for patients of all ages, you’re never too old or too young to take care of your teeth.
Preventive dentistry is the best way to ensure you can keep a healthy smile. The key to this is having dentists who consistently support oral health and hygiene.
Preventive dentistry can also be known as lifestyle dentistry because it focuses on a sustainable and long-lasting approach. This is why it is a good option for nervous patients, as visits are not always associated with negative experiences.
What issues can preventative dentistry help me to overcome?
The good thing about preventative / lifestyle dentistry is that it helps to support and prevent almost any dental issue.
Gum disease, tooth decay caused by high sugar frequency diet, tooth wear, clenching. Teeth grinding subsequently, these are all issues that can be overcome with a preventative approach.
The first stage is to book an appointment with your dentist who will examine you before giving you a bespoke treatment plan.
Why choose Ravenscourt Dental Practice?
Our dentists will listen, focus on a solution and help you towards a brighter smile. Each dental care plan is specifically created to support you with your specific dental concerns.
We will address your oral health, gum issues, decay, examine your existing filling and diet changes, check whether you clench or grind your teeth and will advise you on how to control it and make changes in a systematic way and will monitor its effects.
The holistic approach we take is to ensure oral wellbeing for our patients, which is focused on lifestyle dentistry. We are passionate about your health and also consider this when supporting you on your journey.
By having regular dental check-ups, visiting our hygienists and improving your oral health care at home, we want to support you with having the smile you always wanted.