What is preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry takes a proactive approach to dental protection by taking proper care of your teeth. By looking after your oral health before problems arise, you can help to prevent more significant issues from occurring down the track. To ensure a healthy, happy smile, you should have a consistent good oral health routine and visit your dentist regularly.
Find out more about dental checkups at Phoenix Road Dental here.
The importance of preventive dental care
There are many benefits to taking a preventative dental approach. In the long run, it will actually save you money as you won’t have to pay for expensive dental treatments. It can also help you to avoid the effects of cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis. This will also be good for your overall health and wellbeing, as these dental issues can cause problems all over your body – not just in your mouth.
How can I take care of my teeth at home?
Great preventive dental care starts at home with your oral care routine by following these basic steps.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with toothpaste containing fluoride.
- Brush your tongue as well to remove any bacteria on it.
- Floss daily as part of your dental routine.
- Replace your toothbrush every few months or as the bristles begin to fray.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit sugar to avoid as much plaque buildup as possible.
How often do I need to visit the dentist?
Even if you take fantastic care of your oral health, you still need to get regular checkups from a dentist. This is because dentists can identify problems that you can’t see, and in addition, although there may be no current issues, they can identify warning signs to be on the lookout for. If you only visit your dentist when there is a problem, you may be too late. We recommend visiting your dentist at least twice a year.
If it’s been a while since your last visit to the dentist, you can book a checkup with Phoenix Road Dental online here.
What can I expect from preventative dental care?
At Phoenix Road Dental, we use Guided Biofilm Therapy to assist in your preventative dental care routine. This allows us to identify any issues with your oral health and make recommendations for your preventative dental care. We can even demonstrate the correct practices for keeping your mouth healthy at home. We also use Guided Biofilm Therapy to assist in this process and give your teeth a thorough cleaning and polish.
You can find out more about what to expect during your scale and clean here.
What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?
Guided Biofilm Therapy involves applying a harmless dye to the teeth to stain the bacteria in your mouth. The dye becomes different colours depending on the type of bacteria in your mouth, and your dentist will then show you where the plaque is present. They will use this to instruct you on how to clean your teeth more efficiently.
We then use AIRFLOW technology to remove the plaque from your teeth and polish them and remove stains. The technology uses a stream of air and water, which means no instrument comes into direct contact with your teeth or gums.
Benefits of Guided Biofilm Therapy
There are many advantages of using Guided Biofilm Therapy in your preventative dental care.
- A more targeted approach to cleaning your mouth at the dentist.
- Provides clear visuals on your mouth health, which can help motivate and instruct you to clean them better.
- A minimally invasive and comfortable procedure.
Preventative dentistry at Phoenix Road Dental
Want to know more about preventative dental care? The team at Phoenix Road Dental are always happy to help. Give us a call on (08) 9434 1235, or book an appointment online now, and our friendly staff will let you know how we can assist.