One of the best ways to save yourself from future dental problems and expenses is to take a proactive approach to looking after your teeth. The great news is that you don’t have to do this by yourself. If you choose a preventive dental practice such as Riverside Dental Spa, we’ll help you to avoid the issues that can result in you needing treatment. If you want to find out more about preventive dentistry and how we can support you to have a healthy mouth, please read on, or if you’re ready to make an appointment with a Battersea dentist click here.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dental care is a modern way of maintaining great oral health. Its primary goal is to preserve your teeth while minimising the need for dental procedures. Tooth decay and gum disease are the leading causes of tooth loss, and effectively preventing or addressing these issues increases the likelihood of retaining your teeth throughout your lifetime. By working together with a preventive dental practice you can avoid treatments like fillings and extractions and save yourself from pain, hassle and money in the long run.
What are the Benefits of Visiting a Preventive Dental Practice
There are so many benefits to taking a preventive approach to dental care that we can’t possibly list them all here, so we’ve chosen some of our favourites:
- It’s never too late to take a preventive approach to dental care. From a child about to cut their first tooth to an adult who has lost their own teeth, regular check ups and a maintenance plan can help prevent not only tooth decay and gum disease but also mouth cancer.
- You’ll know what to expect. After assessing your oral health, and carrying out a scale and polish where necessary, our dental team will then suggest a treatment plan to improve your mouth's condition and then establish a maintenance strategy to ensure its continued well-being. With regular check ups we can make sure you are on track with your oral health regime.
- You’ll get plenty of helpful advice. A big part of preventive dentistry is teaching our patients how to look after their own teeth, mouth and gums and this includes advising on tooth brushing and flossing techniques, which brushes will best suit your mouth and what, if any, changes to your diet would help to further prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
- Treatment will often be cheaper and less invasive. For example, our dental team might recommend treatment to strengthen a tooth if we think it is at future risk of breakage. Taking such preventive measures is much better than allowing the tooth to break and then having to resort to more invasive and costly emergency treatment.
Book Now at our Preventive Dental Practice in Battersea
If you like the sound of avoiding the dreaded dentist’s drill and spending your money on more exciting things than treating dental decay, a preventive approach is definitely the one for you!
Let us help you to take care of your teeth, mouth and gums by taking proactive measures to prevent the leading causes of tooth loss. Book an appointment at our preventive dental practice in Battersea and speak to our friendly team about the things you can do at home to further fight tooth decay, gum disease and the need for future treatment. We hope to keep trips to the dentist to the minimum amount possible and we know your teeth (and your wallet) will thank you for it!