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Preventative Dental Care
Preventative dental care, saving you money in the long run. Regular visits to your dentist prevent tooth ache and wallet ache.
Instead of avoiding the trip to the dentist, embrace it and save money in the long run by achieving and maintaining optimal oral health
Keeping your regular preventative care appointment is a lot kinder to your mouth and your wallet then often devastating results which can occur due to neglecting your pearly whites.
A simple preventative care appointment with your dentist suddenly seems like a very reasonable investment. Let’s say you skip your visit to the dentist for two or three years, then develop a nasty ache along your jaw line, the result of which can be upwards of $5000 in treatment bills. So it seems an easy choice to make, prevent a combination of a toothache and wallet ache and keep your painless preventative care appointment with your dentist.
Why Is Prevention So Important?
With regular preventative care, potential problems can be detected early and treated in a minimally invasive manner. This approach also represents best value for money and prevention is better than a cure.
During your appointment you will be examined for any changes or signs of early disease while also being given a professional clean, polish and fluoride treatment.
Periodontal disease or gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to numerous problems within the mouth. At its most basic level, periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, left untreated this condition can lead to the destruction of the soft tissue and bone, which can lead to tooth loss.
Maintaining strong and healthy teeth and gums is part of an overal regime to ensure your well-being. Our aim is to help you achieve and maintain this for the rest of your life.
What can I expect from preventative dental care?
The old saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ holds true when applied to preventative dental care. It is vitally important to your general health and wellbeing that you take necessary steps to prevent the occurrence of major dental problems.
Not only do you save on dental trips and their associated costs in the long run, getting on top of any dental problems before they become serious can save you a lot of needless hassles and anxiety. It also helps you to avoid surgery.
Our preventive dental care programme encompasses the following:
- At-home oral care: Twice daily brushing and flossing
- Regular oral examinations: Twice yearly checks at the clinic
- Professional in-clinic cleaning
- Diagnostic exams: To discover small issues before they become big painful problems
- Oral cancer screening: For early gum disease detection and treatment
- Preventative care and training for senior citizens: Includes denture care and proper cleaning protocols
- Customised fitting of mouth guards: To protect the mouth and teeth of teenagers who play sports regularly
- Oral hygiene education: To promote the proper diet and nutrition for healthy teeth and gums
At Face Value Dental, we use AIRFLOW® technology for your professional clean. This advanced system offers a gentler, less invasive clean for sensitive teeth and gums.
For more information on our preventative dental care programme, contact Face Value Dental at (07) 3221 0677.
The importance of regular dental checks and cleans
It is easy to get caught up with the daily responsibilities of work, school and family such that we overlook the importance of regular dental checks and cleans. However, neglecting one’s dental health is akin to being “penny wise and pound foolish”.
We all know how a healthy set of teeth is linked to the quality of our life. After all, the state of our teeth and gums directly affects the way we smile, talk, bite and chew.
Scheduling dental checks and cleans is simply an indispensible facet of the oral care routines of any person or family – but especially true for households with growing children. It is advised that every member of your family should visit the dentist for a professional check at least twice a year.
It doesn’t take very long for tartar and plaque to develop into oral cavities, gum diseases and other problems. Parents must be aware that daily at-home brushing is not sufficient to maintain adequate oral hygiene. It must be supplemented by professional cleaning at the dentist’s office.
Regular dental examinations are also essential to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums. Using highly accurate diagnostic instruments, our dentist will be able to look out for warning signs that you may be unaware of, including: Tooth decay, changes in the gum areas, underlying problems, damage or breakdown of previous dental work etc.
At Face Value Dental, we take a pro-active approach to address all potential problems at the root before they have a chance to develop into serious conditions.
If you have any questions on preventative care and other issues pertaining to your dental health, you may follow this link to our DENTAL ADVICE page.