Preventative dentistry is an essential part of maintaining good oral health. It involves taking proactive steps to prevent dental problems from occurring in the first place, rather than just treating them after they develop. At East Geelong Dental Practice, we understand the importance of preventative care and we are dedicated to helping our patients maintain their best oral health possible.
Our preventative dentistry services include regular check-ups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and oral cancer screenings. These services are designed to help detect and prevent common dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Regular check-ups and cleanings are an important part of preventative dentistry. During these appointments, our dentists will examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays, and clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar. They will also provide you with advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent dental problems from developing.
Fluoride treatments are also an important part of preventative dentistry. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Our dentists may recommend fluoride treatments for children and adults, especially those who are at a high risk of developing tooth decay.
Dental sealants are another preventative measure that can help protect your teeth from decay. They are a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the grooves and depressions of the back teeth, to seal out plaque and food particles. This is an effective way to protect these areas from decay, especially in children.
Oral cancer screenings are also an important part of preventative dentistry. During these screenings, our dentists will examine your mouth, head, and neck for signs of oral cancer. Early detection is key in the treatment of oral cancer, and our dentists are trained to recognize the early warning signs.
At East Geelong Dental Practice, we understand that preventative care is the key to maintaining good oral health. Our team of dentists and dental hygienists are dedicated to providing you with the best care and results, and they will work closely with you to design a preventative care plan that meets your individual needs.
If you’re interested in maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems from developing, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Together, we can help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.