Preventive Dental Care
Prevention is better than treatment. This is especially true for your teeth! Teeth that are well brushed or flossed are likely to last longer than teeth that have had dental work like fillings, due to developing cavities multiple times.
Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy with Brighton Dental Centre
Keeping your gums healthy is just as important. Once gum disease starts causing your tooth’s gum and bone support to weaken, it is very difficult to regain that support and usually involves expensive gum surgeries.
Therefore It is always a good idea to be meticulous with your oral hygiene and dental checkups. So, if you want to keep your teeth healthy, be sure to read the following tips! You can also make an appointment with Brighton Dental Centre for a judgement-free check-up.
Included with Our Preventive Dental Care Services
One of the best things you can do for your teeth and gums is to schedule regular checkups. When you come in for a complete dental checkup at Brighton Dental Centre, we will do a thorough cleaning of your teeth and take a very detailed look at your mouth via X-rays of the teeth and jaw, gum measurements and oral cancer screening.
Our team will check for problems that may not be causing any symptoms, or are not easily visible as many oral health issues don’t cause pain until they are more advanced stages.
It is advised that everyone has a check-up done by their dentist every 6 to 18 months depending on the person’s risk of developing dental problems. This way we have a high likelihood of catching problems before they get to more advanced stages
Oral Cancer Screening
The key to treating cancer is early detection. just like many other types of cancer in other parts of the body, oral cancer can also be very predictably cured if diagnosed in its early stages
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the lips, tongue, throat, gums for early signs of oral cancer, which are generally not noticed by the patent until later stages of the disease.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Good brushing and flossing habits are very important, but in addition to that professional cleaning is advised at least once a year in order to clean up tenacious deposits that accumulate in areas inaccessible by regular home care performed by the patient.
Dental hygiene is essential as it also affects your overall health. Gum disease has been directly linked to health concerns such as heart disease and diabetes.
Our friendly and knowledgeable dental hygienists will assists you in learning best practices to maintain your oral health at home through proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to prevent or reverse tooth decay by working to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel. This is very important for children with a higher risk of developing dental caries. Multiple research papers have conclusively proven that fluoride treatment strengthens enamel and is completely safe in the low concentrations used in dental offices. fluoride treatment is particularly important in communities such as Brighton where the water supply Is not fluoridated.
Night Guards and Sports Guards
It is important to protect your teeth when playing contact sports. A single blow to the teeth or jaw can cause serious dental damage that may be very painful and costly to fix.
Custom-fit mouth guards cover the teeth and act as a cushion over your teeth and absorb some of the impacts from a blow. They also fit closely with the teeth and stay firmly in place despite the intense physical activity.
Children may have deep grooves on their teeth due to developmental imperfections, it is at times very beneficial to seal these grooves as they are very common sites of cavities due to food and plaque build-up. Sealants are easy to place and do not need freezing or drilling.