At FP Dental, we use preventative dentistry techniques to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for longer.

Preventative dentistry is a method of helping you maintain a healthy mouth. It aids in the preservation of your teeth and reduces the need for dental care. Preventative dentistry can help avoid these two issues, making it more likely that you preserve your teeth for life.

Why do you provide preventative dentistry?

The most common causes of tooth loss are gum disease and decay. Taking a proactive approach to addressing these increases prevention as well as the need for treatment.

Everyone can benefit from preventative dentistry – including people with artificial teeth, who can benefit from early diagnosis of disorders such as mouth cancer and denture stomatitis.

Through prescribed, non-invasive treatments and maintenance plans, your professional dental team can help limit the need for treatment. This prevents the historical pattern of fillings and extractions.

What does preventative dentistry involve?

Preventative dentistry takes a broad view of your overall health to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

During your routine check-up, we will ask about your diet and lifestyle and provide personalised recommendations to improve both your dental and general health.

Oral Health Advice

We will regularly assess your gums for early signs of gum disease and, if necessary, discuss treatment options with you. Brushing, interdental aids, and mouthwash use will all be covered in our oral hygiene discussion.

Dental X-rays

Some forms of tooth decay may be seen with the naked eye, but not all. To identify decay and problems between teeth, your dental team will take digital x-rays on a regular basis. X-rays can also be used to assess long-term bone structural support.

We have invested in digital x-ray technology, allowing us to provide rapid results while using the lowest dose possible. You can expect to have x-rays taken every two years unless your diet or medical situation deems you at a high risk of developing decay or bone loss.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is applied to teeth that are prone to cavities (tooth decay). Fluoride varnish is administered topically to difficult-to-brush regions. During childhood, when brushing practises are less than optimal, children’s teeth should be treated with topical fluoride. Most of our patients enjoy it, which is why this check-up component is so popular with kids!

We apply fluoride varnish to teeth that are prone to decay. This is a standard preventative treatment for children when their brushing is not yet optimal. Fluoride varnish application is quick and easy. The paste has a sweet taste, and children tend to love this part of their check-up!

Fissure Sealants

A molar’s biting surface features fissures and pits. Bacteria that cause decay can thrive in the presence of a small gap. To cover these microscopic crevices, fissure sealants are applied. Because children have not yet had significant fluoride exposure, it is vital to protect their permanent teeth with sealants.

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