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Preventive
Dentistry

PREVENT DENTAL PROBLEMS

Preventive Dentistry Warrnambool

Preventive dentistry is focused on caring for your teeth, to maintain their health. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, dental erosion, and more.

Preventive dental care comes in many forms, including daily brushing and dental cleanings.

To maintain optimal oral health, visit your dentist regularly.

These practices are performed to ensure that teeth are clean, healthy, and white. Children should learn proper oral hygiene at an early age.

preventive dentistry warrnambool
preventive dentistry warrnambool

Preventive Dentistry Warrnambool

Preventive dentistry is focused on caring for your teeth, to maintain their health. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.

Preventive dental care comes in many forms, including daily brushing and dental cleanings.

To maintain optimal oral health, visit your dentist regularly.

These practices are performed to ensure that teeth are clean, healthy, and white. Children should learn proper oral hygiene at an early age.

Common Preventive Dentistry Services

Preventive dentistry services include:

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Regular oral examinations

Usually every six months. Since most dental problems are painless at first, if you don’t visit your dentist regularly, you may not be aware of dental problems until they cause greater damage.

Schedule regular dental check-ups every six months; or more often if you’re at higher risk for oral diseases.

Your dentist may also perform oral cancer screenings to check for signs of abnormal tissues.

Especially for children, monitoring oral growth and development (including an assessment for caries development) should be part of dental evaluations.

Teeth cleaning

A teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) is recommended every six months to remove plaque and stains you’re unable to remove by brushing and flossing, as well as to check for signs of tooth decay.

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regular oral examinations blurb warrnambool

Routine X-rays

X-rays allow dentists to look for signs and symptoms of dental problems that are not visible during visual examinations, such as cavities between teeth and problems below the gum line.

Mouthguards

Particularly a custom-made mouthguard designed by your dentist – can be worn during sports activities to protect teeth against breakage.

Mouthguards also are used to treat teeth grinding (bruxism), which can wear down teeth and contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

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Your Role in Prevention

Preventive dental care starts with you! Developing healthy dental habits early in life can help lessen the risk of cavities, gum disease, and gingivitis.

Here are our tips in maintaining good oral health:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day – usually morning and night – using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Your dentist can instruct you the proper brushing techniques.
  • Floss once daily to remove food that’s stuck between teeth, before it turns into plaque.
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash to rinse out food particles after flossing.
  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks that can harm the tooth enamel.
  • Be careful with hard foods, like some candies, foods with bones, seeds, or pits, that could damage or chip teeth.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco products – these can lead to cancer and other dental problems.
  • Wear a mouthguard and other protective gear when playing contact sports or participating in leisure activities.
  • For people who grind teeth at night, ask your dentist for a night-time mouthguard to help reduce gum recession.

Preventive Dentistry in Warrnambool

Considering that oral health is associated with overall health, preventive dentistry is important to your general wellbeing.

Oral diseases can affect eating, speaking, daily activities, and self-confidence.

In children, severe tooth decay can affect growth and development.

Preventive dentistry can lead to less extensive – and less expensive – treatment for dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.

At Warrnambool Dental, we perform regular examinations, scale and cleans, and dental X-rays to help you maintain oral health and prevent dental problems in the future.

Your trusted Warrnambool dentist is ready to guide you in every step of the way!

Preventive Dentistry in Warrnambool

Call us on(03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.

Dental FAQ’s

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry deals with all the things you do (or should do) to take care of your teeth and gums: brushing, flossing, eating a healthy diet, and seeing your dentist regularly to help avoid dental disease.
How often should I get dental check-ups?
To make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, we recommend that most people come in for a check every six months. This usually forms part of your hygiene appointment but can also be done separately if you prefer.
How can I prevent gum disease?
The best way to prevent any diseases in the mouth is to brush twice a day and floss daily. See your Warrnambool dentist regularly for a check-up, and a scale and clean is essential to protect your teeth and gums and to detect and treat any early symptoms of gum disease.
How long will my mouthguards/splints last?
Customised sports mouthguards and splints will generally last between two to ten years, depending on extent and impact of grinding and clenching and use.
Do fissure sealants hurt?
Not at all. The treatment procedure for a fissure sealant is generally effortless and straightforward. Anaesthetic is often unnecessary, and the treatment is entirely painless.
How long do fissure sealants last?
Fissure sealants can last from five to ten years, depending on the natural wear and tear of the tooth and how well it is taken care of.