At Great White Smiles we believe that prevention is better than cure, and we know that long-term dental management feels a whole lot better than emergency repairs!
Today, people can expect to keep their teeth for life, have a beautiful smile, eat normally and prevent problems like a toothache. The days have passed when tooth loss and dentures were an expected part of life. Dentistry has evolved.
Our Approach to Preventive Dentistry
We make sure we find out a lot about you and your teeth as it helps us do our work better. This approach provides the best for our patients – not just a quick fix but lifelong improved dental outcomes.
We offer the services of a Dental Hygienist, who specializes in oral hygiene, prevention and treatment of gum disease. What this means for you is that there are now both a dentist and dental hygienist looking after you at your six monthly visits. The value for you is increased oral health awareness as they spend time with you – helping you to understand your oral health needs and customizing cleaning techniques for you.
Regular check-ups and cleans are one of the best preventive dentistry techniques, we will be able to monitor your teeth and gums and make sure they are being maintained and cared for to the best of your and our ability.
Our dentists recommend periodic x-rays, every few years to check that everything under your gums is in good condition too.
How to prevent tooth decay
At Great White Smiles, we want to help you prevent tooth decay before it starts. Here’s how:
- Brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before going to bed.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss once a day.
- See your dentist for regular check-ups so that any early problems can be treated before major, expensive treatments are needed.
- Don’t snack before bedtime. Food left on the teeth overnight is more likely to cause cavities.
- Avoid foods and drinks that are high in sugar, especially soft drink, sweet cereal, desserts, and sticky foods.
Contact us here at Great White Smiles today for an appointment so we can take care of your oral health.