Preventative Treatment

 
These treatments include anything we can do today BEFORE things go wrong to make sure teeth and mouth tissues stay in the best of health for tomorrow. Of course we’ll look for early signs of disease both clinically and with x- rays. Better brushing and flossing together with fluoride applications and support from the Hygienist can definitely slow down or prevent disease progression. Reducing alcohol or tobacco use are obvious examples with oral and more systemic disease implications but what about dental erosions from gastric reflux, orange juice or of all things eating apples! .. ask us. Increasingly people seem to be presenting with symptoms relating to “bite disease” and if we can spot this early there’s no doubt we can prevent further damage with bite adjustments, nightguards or Grindcare ( see separate entry).Talk to us about how keen you are to prevent rather than treat dental disease and see what can be done!