Preventative dentistry


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Preventative dentistry


Regular visits to the Dentist are one of the most important factors in maintaining good oral
health.  Preventative dentistry is the maintenance and promotion of oral health for the
prevention of disease.   This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease and tooth wear; preventive
dentistry can help you avoid complex dental issues in the future.  Preventive dental care
involves a number of factors including regular dental examination to identify problems early,
the provision of regular scale and clean procedures and providing education for good oral
hygiene practices as a part of daily life.

Your dentist will advise you how often you should come in for an examination, scale and
clean depending on your individual situation (anywhere between 3 monthly for high risk and
18 monthly for very low risk) and you may be supported by a Dental Hygienist as part of
this service.