What is some preventive information that a dentist can provide me with?
As dentists we are keen to avoid having to resort to restorative treatments for their patients. This is because although we have a lot of technology, experience and successful techniques available to us, a tooth is always best when it is as how nature made it to be in the first place.
As we progress and advance our knowledge and use of technology, it is more and more obvious that preventive dental care is more important than simply being able to ‘drill and fill’. As your dentist in Mackay we are able to educate you on not only the importance of proper oral hygiene but to provide you with useful tools and tips to allow you to make use of that information. By doing this, you are able to take steps in preventing the need for any restorative treatment to our teeth and gums.
At Walkerston Dental, in the Walkerston GP Superclinic, Queensland we are able to take advantage of modern research and invest in new technology and ideas that allow us to apply preventive treatments to your teeth and gums. These can assist you in maintaining good oral health.
What are some preventive treatments that a dentist can provide?
Fissure sealants are a common and useful treatment can be used for both children and adults to repel the buildup of plaque on hard to reach places. This buildup can eventually cause severe tooth decay and long lasting complications.
Cavities are common on the large flat surfaces of your back teeth as food can get trapped in the grooves and can be hard to remove, even when you brush twice a day.
Your dentist in Mackay can treat healthy, cavity free teeth with a fissure sealant that is fast, cost effective and non-invasive. It is ideal for children who have pristine teeth and for parents who want to keep them that way for as long as possible. Children can sometimes forget to brush their teeth thoroughly and cavities in young adult teeth can be with them for life.
Adults are more than welcome to have this treatment as well. It is designed to last for many years and can be replaced if it begins to wear down or chip away. The sealant solution fills in the grooves with a protective layer that allows for easier brushing and doesn’t allow for food to trap and bacteria to grow.
We like to discuss all of the preventive solutions that are available to you when you come in for a regular check up. This includes dietary advice as what we eat plays a massive role n the health of our mouth.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.