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Preventive Dentistry

This is dentistry aimed at preventing future problems by acting swiftly and reducing the risks of future more complicated treatments.

It can simply be providing or obtaining advice and information- such as reading this web site- or taking more preventative actions.

Preventative Advice

  • Brush your teeth and gums twice a day.
  • Keep consumption of refined sugary snacks to a minimum frequency.
  • Use fluoride tooth paste and fluoride mouth washes.
  • Always use tooth paste for sensitive teeth, if you have sensitive teeth.
  • Use special equipment e.g. floss, interdental brushes etc. to clean in between your teeth.
  • Have your teeth checked regularly.
  • Use staining aids to check tooth brushing is sufficient.
  • Avoid acidic food and drinks.
  • Use sugar free gum.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Use a straw when consuming fizzy drinks.

Preventative Actions

  • Use a professional dental hygienist to help you maintain a healthy mouth.
  • Use a good quality tooth brush and change the head regularly (electric).
  • Ask about fissure sealants to protect back teeth.
  • Use Sensodyne dental trays for sensitive teeth or in cases of high risk decay.
  • Replace old fillings before they hurt.
  • Opt for sugar free options.