The Importance of Preventative Care

For most of us, the teeth we’re born with are strong and healthy enough to last a lifetime; they just need a helping hand with a little bit of preventive care.

Having good daily habits around your dental hygiene and periodontal health is a great way to start. When patients come to us we take time during the appointment to evaluate their current practices and help them make improvements and adjustments to their routine. These small changes to your at-home cleaning are very easy and take almost no time, but make a big difference to overall hygiene.

Some tips to take home with you:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day.
  2. Floss between your teeth daily using a gentle rubbing motion.
  3. Eat a healthy balanced diet.
  4. Ensure to visit your dentist at least once every 6 months for a check-up.

For some people, good preventive care may also mean scaling and root planning – a non-surgical procedure in which the practitioner removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Removing the plaque and tartar from the pockets is essential in removing bacterial toxins that irritate the gums and ensures bacteria doesn’t have an opportunity to start growing.  This non-invasive procedure is a very common part of most dental appointments and leaves your teeth feeling fresh and clean.

The best preventive measure you can take to ensure your teeth stay healthy is to have regular check-ups. For the average person, bi-annual check-ups are sufficient for maintaining good oral health, so booking your appointment six months in advance is a good habit to get into. Booking in advance also means you’ll be able to reserve the time that suits you best.

It’s important to maintain a consistent dental routine to avoid issues such as: cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis. Ultimately, good dental hygiene ensures your teeth are strong enough to last a lifetime, and benefits to your overall health.

A happy, healthy smile is something we can truly take with us throughout our lives, all we need is a bit little of preventive care. To take the first step towards keeping your smile intact, make an appointment with Maven Dental Yokine today 08 9349 6686.