What is Preventive Dentistry?
Caring for one's teeth to keep them healthy.
The two most common reasons for tooth loss is gum disease and decay. This can be avoided or mitigated by daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your dentist where problems can be identified and dealt with straight away.
Regular dental cleanings are the cornerstone to a healthy mouth. Eating a balanced diet helps protect the teeth by providing them with the nutrients they need. Children in particular benefit as it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. Adults also benefit because it helps them keep their real teeth.
At the British Dental Clinic our philosophy is to take a proactive approach rather than the old fashioned one of 'watch and wait'. Due to advancement in new technology we can now detect and eliminate early decay before a cavity forms. The use of air abrasion to remove decay, followed by the use of ozone gas to eliminate bacteria, coupled with fissure sealants, preventing fillings is now a reality.