Preventive care and oral hygiene
Regular dental care preserves a beautiful smile. Your dentist aims to give you the most natural and beautiful smile possible.
Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain oral health.
It helps you keep your teeth healthy. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent or deal with these two problems; people are more likely to keep their teeth for life.
It is very important that you keep a good routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. We recommend:
- Brush teeth for two minutes twice a day with toothpaste without fluoride - this will involve brushing as demonstrated.
- Floss your teeth - brushing only cleans up around 60% of the surface of your teeth.
- Use a mouthwash - this can help freshen breath. It can also help dislodge food debris.