Preventive dentistry at a Coorparoo family dental
We all know that it’s better to prevent something altogether than try to treat it once it has occurred. This is why dentists are always keen for you to get regular check-ups and to have hygiene appointments in between. We don’t want you to have to go through the effort of taking a day off work because you need a root canal, so come and see us regularly to to help avoid preventable fillings or treatment for gum disease. At this Coorparoo family dental practice we want your whole family to have excellent oral hygiene habits, which include routine check-ups at Brisbane Laser Dental for your family’s oral health.
Having routine check-ups every 6 months or less is a good way to ensure your oral health, but what is a routine check-up anyway? And what can you expect from our Coorparoo family dental practice?
All check-ups are done by a qualified and experienced dentist who will do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, if they feel it is necessary or suspect a cavity, they may take X-rays to get a good look at what’s going on in the places they can’t see. You will be able to discuss with your dentist any concerns you may have and they will be able to indicate to you any future procedures you may need or may want to consider. Having regular check-ups and X- rays will help spot things like cavities before they even begin to bother you, which means that you can avoid tooth pain in most cases.
Gums never get the spotlight that they need when it comes to oral health, people are always talking about the teeth, but what they don’t realise is that the gums are the cushion for the teeth which means that if they are sick, your teeth will be soon to follow. Regular cleaning at home is not enough to ensure proper gum health, as your toothbrush won’t necessarily get into the pockets between the gums and the teeth that it needs to. An oral hygienist will be able to give your mouth and gums a proper clean in order for you to ensure that your mouth is happy and healthy and there are no problems brewing around your teeth. Gum disease is a very serious issue that affects 90% of adults in some way, even the seemingly small issues and at our Coorparoo family dental we would see your whole mouth healthy and not just your teeth.
Starting children at the dentist young is very important because the good habits they develop in childhood is something they are likely to continue into adulthood, not only that but a dentist will be able to determine how their teeth will grow and catch any orthodontic needs early on including issues with the bite. One of our most important jobs is educating children on their diets and how to clean their teeth properly, as they are far more likely to listen to the dentist than their mum. So let us share that burden with you and ensure they grow up with happy, healthy teeth and gums.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.