Preventive Dentistry Geelong
Practising preventive dentistry is a major factor in greatly reducing your chances of suffering from dental problems such as gum disease, dental cavities and more. Your Geelong dentist is your first line of defence in the prevention of dental problems. At Dentistry of Excellence, we can create an oral hygiene regime that is personalised for you and your family.
The first and most simple thing to remember is to clean and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Teeth cleaning will help remove dental plaque and bacteria that has settled on the surface and in between your teeth, as well as maintaining your fresh breath. By thoroughly removing plaque with good teeth cleaning each morning and night you can prevent periodontal and gum disease.
You should make a visit to your dentist in Belmont Geelong at least every six months to have a dental examination and have your teeth professionally cleaned and scaled to maintain optimal oral care.
Fissure seals are a preventive dentistry treatment to protect the grooves or fissures of the chewing surfaces or the molar teeth in both children and adults.
Gum disease or gingivitis can range from simple inflammation of the gums to a serious disease that can irreparably damage the soft tissue and even the bone that holds your teeth in place. In the worst case scenario, gum disease can result in the loss of teeth. Caused by an excess of plaque and tartar on the teeth, the bacteria that is present builds up and your body reacts to that bacteria by becoming inflamed.
Other symptoms of gum disease include:
- Redness of the gums
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth
- Bad breath
- Gums receding.
Dentistry of Excellence offers effective gum disease treatment for patients who come to us with the early stages of gum disease or even advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Where our dentist sees signs of early gum disease, we would recommend professional teeth cleaning three to four times a year. Another procedure is scaling and root planing. This sounds a lot worse than it is!
Scaling and root planing painlessly deep cleans above and below the gum line. Carried out under a local anaesthetic, the plaque and tartar is scraped away to prevent damage to the teeth and gums.
Sometimes surgical treatments are needed for more advanced gum disease. Again, we can talk you through the procedure to alleviate any concerns or worries you might have, and ensure you are comfortable and confident about the preventive dentistry procedure.
To maintain optimal oral health to get the very best from teeth and gums over your lifetime, make an appointment to see us here at our Geelong dental practice. We also provide outstanding care for your entire family at our clinic, from care and treatment for young children and continuing on right through your whole life.
Phone 03 5243 1255 today to book your next preventive dentistry appointment at our clinic in Belmont Geelong.