Oral hygiene and Preventative care
If an individual ignores their signs of poor oral hygiene, it can lead to further diseases such as gingivitis and the more serious periodontits (inflamed gums and bone loss).
Our friendly team can provide you with an individualised diagnosis and preventative treatment during a consultation. Our centre also places and emphasis on education and our dentists can demonstrate the correct oral home care procedures to you in order to prevent disease of the teeth.
If you suffer from discoloured teeth, bad breath, loose or missing teeth, jaw degeneration, enduring abscesses or any other sign of poor oral hygiene, it’s never too late to restore your mouth to normal health.
Many people mistakenly believe that regular dental assessments are merely a standard clean to keep your teeth and gums in shape. The reality is that they provide your dentist with an opportunity to prevent problems before they occur - or to detect problems as soon as possible if they are fast becoming an issue.
A simple filling at the right time or identifying a cavity early could spare you from the pain and cost of root canal or tooth extraction down the track. These more complicated dental procedures are known to be quite expensive, timely and can be easily avoided with a simple biannual check up.
We strongly encourage that you take the following care in order to maintain adequate oral hygiene, stay healthy all around and prevent any unwanted cavities or oral problems from occurring:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and clean your tongue
- Floss daily
- Receive a dental assessment every six months so your dental practitioner can moderate the current state of your oral health, as well as detect and treat any problems before they escalate. This is also an ideal time to receive a professional clean and have any plaque build-up removed.
- If you haven't visited Family Dental Care in a while, feel free to contact our friendly team to schedule an appointment today to ensure your smile is as healthy as it can be.