Invest in high quality preventative dental care today, for the best oral health tomorrow
Preventive dentistry from Wickham Terrace Dental can save you time and money, by avoiding potentially serious oral health problems from occurring. At your regular appointments in our modern Brisbane CBD dental practice, our team will identify any potential problems in their early stages and treat them immediately.
By ensuring your continued oral health with regular preventive dental care, you can avoid the need for costlier treatments such as root canal therapy, periodontal surgery, or even teeth extractions.
Your regular preventive care appointments
We begin your routine visit with a ten-point oral cancer check, before conducting a thorough examination of your mouth, gums and teeth. Your dentist will check for any signs of damage or loose fillings, and compare your mouth’s condition to your last appointment with us.
Our team will then carry out a thorough professional clean of your teeth to eradicate the built-up calculus that your brushing can’t remove, to help guard against gum disease.
Lastly but very importantly, we will carefully check for any problems or signs of other oral disease, so that we can treat them straight away.
- By detecting tooth decay early, the Wickham Terrace Dental team can help prevent a lengthy and expensive restoration process.
- Through diagnosing and treating gum disease in its early stages, we’ll prevent periodontal disease progressing to the more serious gingivitis or periodontitis.
- Most seriously, early detection of oral cancer can give a better chance of survival than when the disease is more advanced – a very good reason to see the Wickham Terrace Dental team regularly.
Along with your regular visits to our Brisbane city dental practice, you can perform your own preventative dental care with a good quality oral hygiene routine at home.
Brush up on your daily oral hygiene routine
Most people today are aware of the importance of brushing their teeth twice every day – morning and night. But are you fully confident that you know the correct technique for the best oral hygiene?
We recommend choosing a soft bristled brush to avoid damaging your tooth enamel. Brush gently at a 45 degree angle using a circular motion, and take care to brush each surface of every tooth, as well as along the gum line. It should take around two minutes to completely brush your teeth.
Once your brushing is complete, it’s very important to complete your daily oral hygiene routine by carefully flossing your teeth. Because your brush can’t fully reach in to the tight spaces between your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the built-up plaque in these areas, that can otherwise eventually cause gum disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is preventive dental care?
From the correct brushing and flossing technique, to dietary advice and regular dental appointments, preventative dental care encompasses all the techniques that protect the health of your teeth and gums.
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend you visit us at Wickham Terrace Dental every six months, to allow our team to assess your oral health, professionally clean your teeth, and identify any potential problems in their early stages.
Why is preventative dental care so important?
Your oral health affects not only your teeth and gums, but also your overall health. So by ensuring your teeth are in good shape, you’ll be helping to prevent other serious general health problems including clogged arteries, heart disease, and an increased risk of stroke.
Regular dental examinations and cleanings with Wickham Terrace Dental Brisbane will also help detect and prevent potential problems before they become more severe, reducing your risk of needing expensive treatments such as fillings, tooth extractions, periodontal surgery or root canal therapy.
What will my preventive dental appointment involve?
At your regular visits to Wickham Terrace dental, our friendly team will begin by carefully examining your entire mouth, teeth, and gums. Your dentist will check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, and look for damaged, broken, or loose teeth and fillings.
Regular check-ups let us discover and treat any potential problems early, before they become more difficult and expensive to address. Along with your at-home brushing and flossing routine, and a healthy balanced diet, these appointments are a vital part of your preventative dental care.
How does oral health affect general health?
Your oral health also has a strong connection to your overall health. Studies show that many serious health problems, including diabetes and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, can be linked to poor oral health. It’s another great reason to visit our friendly Wickham Terrace Dental team in Brisbane at least twice a year for a thorough oral health check-up.