Prevention is the
fundamental cornerstone of our practice.
Dental disease is almost entirely preventable and regular
dentist and hygienist visits, tailored to each individual
patient, can ensure that teeth can be maintained throughout
life. Current scientific research shows that frequent visits to
the dental hygienist may reduce the possibility of progressive
gum disease to an absolute minimum and in many cases eliminate
gum problems altogether.
Children especially need guidance, education and encouragement
to follow basic techniques of good oral hygiene and dietary
habit. We may enhance this with other clinical techniques s such
as fissure sealing and higher level fluoride therapy.