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Preventative Dentistry in Bowen Hills

Nobody wants to go to the dentist for a problem visit. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular visits to the dentist every 6 months for checkups. We believe that prevention is better than cure both for your comfort and your overall oral health.

Preventative dentistry helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy. When you book your bi-annual appointments with us, we offer you a one-hour comprehensive oral examination.

What Is Involved in Oral Examination?

When you come in for an oral exam, we will conduct a virtual tour of your mouth and take intra-oral photos.

Our dentist will scale your teeth, which removes plaque and tartar. We will then give your teeth a professional clean, polish and floss. Finally, we’ll give you a fluoride treatment for healthy enamel and take X-rays as required.

Should any restorations be required based on your care plan, filling materials may be chosen to suit your oral condition. Glass-ionomer cement and tooth coloured composite resins are usually the materials of choice in our practice. Feel free to talk with us to find out more about each material.

Importance of Preventative Dentistry

A combination of regular dental checkups and appropriate oral hygiene at home is very important because it helps to prevent the need for costly treatments in the future. Failing to take care of your oral health can lead to more than just bad breath and cavities. Root canals, gingivitis, gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and facial bone infections are just some of the complications of poor oral hygiene.

What You Need to Do Between Dental Visits

Our dentist should not be the last person who flossed your teeth. In order to practice correct preventative dentistry, here are a few tips for good oral health practices at home:

  • Floss your teeth correctly every night, or at least once a day
  • Brush twice a remove plaque and bad breath

Book your regular dentist visits with Showground Dental. Call us today on 07 3852 2882 or contact us online.