Preventive Dentistry

The cornerstones of optimum oral health for life are:

  • Children's dentistry
  • Oral hygiene education
  • Prevention of oral diseases via good lifestyle habits & excellent daily home care
  • Regular dental check-ups and dental hygiene visits

It is important to realise that YOU are the one who is in control of your oral health, not the dentist or oral therapist. The team at TOOTH32 will guide you through how to achieve optimum oral health.

From counselling on oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, the use of inter-proximal brushes, toothpastes and mouthwashes through to dietary advice and good life-style habits, we will ensure you are well-informed about how to best prevent further dental decay, gum disease and tooth wear, all of which serves to increase quality of life and to save you from undergoing complex dentistry over the long term.

An Oral Health Therapist is the cliniciain who will provide a scale, clean and polishing service of your teeth. They will professionally remove the hardened plaque deposits around the teeth (known as calculus), which a toothbrush alone can’t remove. Teeth scaling helps to maintain good gingival health and greatly improves periodontal health in patients with gingivitis and periodontal disease. The clinician usually provides patients with fluoride therapy which helps to strengthen teeth and prevent dental decay.

Interesting fact: Some patients may avoid brushing and flossing areas of their teeth due to the bleeding which occurs. This often exacerbates the problem because bleeding is a result of gingival (gum) inflammation, which occurs around areas of plaque and calculus build-up near the gum line. Brushing and flossing near the gum line may initially induce bleeding in inflamed gums, but as long as the mechanical removal of plaque and calculus is maintained, gingival health will improve markedly in just a few days or weeks.