Preventive dentistry is one of the key tenets of modern dentistry.
This means that our job is not only to fix your dental problems when something goes wrong, but to help you prevent anything from going wrong in the first place. After all, wearing a mouthguard during physical activity, wearing a nightguard if you have a tendency to grind your teeth or simply practising regular brushing and flossing is much easier than undergoing major restorative dentistry.
Prevention is definitely better than cure, and we are here to help you along the way and keep your teeth in great condition so you’ll have a healthy smile for life.
Preventative Dentistry FAQ's
Everyone should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a general check-up and professional clean. You should also visit your dentist whenever you have dental or gum pain, or other dental concerns.
When was your last dental check-up and clean? Contact our team today on 03 9654 5836 to organise your appointment.
Bi-annual dental check-ups are covered by most medical/dental insurers however additional procedures resulting from the check-up may not be. Contact your insurer and make the necessary arrangements before undergoing any procedures.
Fluoride is a great addition to your oral hygiene routine and can help prevent and reduce decay and cavities before they are even visible. Fluoride can be found in some toothpastes and oral hygiene products. Talk to your dentist about any fluoride supplements you may want to add to your routine.
Brushing your teeth properly is more important than brushing your teeth more often. Over brushing your teeth can be harmful to your gums and make you more susceptible to gum disease and receding gums.
Babies teeth are vulnerable to decay as soon as they erupt (and even before). An age appropriate oral hygiene routine can help your child grow into healthy dental habits and build strong healthy teeth. Ask your Birdseye Dental Group dentist about a healthy, age appropriate oral hygiene routine for your child.
Prioritise your oral health
While we are here to help you in implementing preventative practices, we can’t get very far without your commitment to preserving your oral health. If you have a genuine understanding of the importance of your oral health and how it can affect your overall health, choosing to put in the effort to preserve your smile is simple. Taking a few simple steps now can save you money, time and peace-of-mind in the future.