The Dutch proverb ‘prevention is better than cure’ perfectly summarises the importance of preventative dentistry.
There is much that can be done to prevent dental diseases from starting in the first place, and much that can be done to reverse dental disease if caught in its early stages.
Our team can help assist in detecting if problems are about to start, and recommend professional and home-care therapies to help reverse dental disease before it takes hold and avoid more complex and expensive treatments.
One of the most successful therapies in recent years is the introduction of re-mineralising toothpastes, topical gels and chewing gums that can reverse dental decay before a cavity is formed. These same therapies can be used to reduce dental sensitivity, fortify teeth against acidic attack (say, from gastric reflux or acidic food consumption) and improve tooth colour, texture and lustre.
Our clinic can also offer mouthguards to protect teeth from being worn away by nocturnal grinding, and early intervention that may save significant treatment and expense in the future.