Preventive Dentistry offers the simple and painless way to a lifetime of great dental health!
Preventive dentistry covers a variety of dental treatments aimed at enhancing your oral health in the long run. It is the most conservative branch of dentistry in that it focuses on maintaining healthy teeth and gums so that dental problems do not arise, as opposed to other dental fields that focus on treatment modalities.
In other words, Preventive Dentistry is all about caring for your teeth and gums now – so that you may be spared the agony of having dental complications and painful episodes that require expensive dental treatments later.
Preventive Dentistry: Oral Hygiene and Regular Dental Visits
Preventive dentistry involves the practice of proper oral care habits that should begin at birth and extent throughout a person’s life. It encompasses all the oral care activities geared towards maintaining one’s basic dental needs, in order to minimise any future dental problems. For parents and primary caregivers, it includes meeting your infant’s nutritional needs and periodically bringing the child to the dentist.
For both adults and children, the two main categories of Preventive Dentistry are: Regular clinical maintenance and Oral Hygiene.
Oral hygiene includes the various oral care activities that you can implement at home, such as brushing and flossing. Although it sounds simple, brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day can help you to sustain a high level of cleanliness and hygiene over the interim period – in between getting them professionally checked and cleaned at the dentist’s office.
Diet is another essential aspect of your home care regime. Eating in moderation foods that are high in sugar and low in calcium is necessary if you wish to keep your teeth and gums in good shape.
Regular Clinical Maintenance
Important as Oral Hygiene habits are, they are not enough to maintain your oral health. It is important that you also visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional check-up and clean.
Why do you need Active Oral Care Maintenance?
At No Gaps Dental, we promote a lifestyle of good oral care maintenance that covers all aspects: Daily at-home oral care regime, nutritional diet, professional dental checks and professional cleaning. Our dentists and dental hygienists can provide helpful pointers to get you started on an all-encompassing Oral Care Plan that fits your busy schedule and lifestyle.
Utilising advanced diagnostic equipment, we can review your dental health condition periodically to make sure you stay on the right track. Our comprehensive oral exams are designed to be non-invasive and unobtrusive yet offer an accurate picture of your dental condition. At the end of each oral exam, we will share the findings with you and discuss ways and strategies to keep your teeth and gums in optimum health.
Good oral hygiene begins at home…
Great preventive care continues at No Gap Dental!
Start an active oral maintenance program today – contact No Gaps Dental at (02) 8007 6727.