Preventative dentistry in Corio
When a patient and dentist work together towards the common goal of maintaining a healthy mouth, they can help avoid future treatment. Preventive Dentistry will increase your chances of keeping teeth longer as well as needing less dental care regarding extractions or other procedures that may be necessary. The identification of patients at high risk for tooth decay is critical to changing the status quo and preventing ongoing issues. At its earliest point in time (before any further damage can occur), detecting surface weakness provides an opportunity that should not be missed – giving you one less thing on your plate.
At our practice, we use the latest diagnostic techniques to identify issues promptly. Our team is trained in remineralisation therapies and BPA-free sealants that can be recommended for prevention against early changes on tooth enamel from progressing into cavities or even full-blown cavity conditions.
Clinical Preventative Treatments
The best way to prevent dental caries is through a variety of procedures. Topical fluoride applications or applications on varnish can help make your teeth more resistant to decay, so you won’t have that pesky cavity.
Sealants are a preventive measure that can be applied to the top surfaces of young children’s permanent molars from age six until they have fully erupted by 12. A sealant is a temporary layer of protection that your dentist applies, and it may need to be done again during the visit. The average lifespan for this treatment, however, lasts two or three years before needing another application. Our children dental care experts can perform regular dental check-ups to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. Most people don’t visit the dentist until they’ve experienced pain, but you should go at least two times per year for routine cleanings and other pain-free dentistry procedures from professionals at Corio dental.
Mouthguards are another form of preventive dentistry. When you engage in any activity that can result in injury, it is always a good idea for people who participate in these types of sports or even just work around tools with sharp to always have their protective gear handy. The mouth guard is a protective device that could help you avoid injury and broken teeth. At the same time, it will also protect other areas of your oral cavity from damage.
At home, you should brush your teeth regularly. The best way to keep them healthy and strong is by consulting with a dentist on an annual basis for routine check-ups that will include x-rays of the inside of our mouth as well as cleaning services performed during these visits to maintain optimal oral hygiene practices.