Dental problems such as infections, cavities and gum disease are not just unpleasant, they can also lead to premature tooth loss, and can be expensive to treat. Regular dental appointments are important to ensure that any issues are spotted while they can still be treated, but it is better to avoid them occurring in the first place. At Silk Dental Care, the best way to achieve optimum dental health is with preventive dentistry. Dr. Murray-Curtis will combine dental visits with advising you on the best possible home oral hygiene routine, so that your mouth remains in great condition, you avoid the need for expensive treatment and you can maintain a great smile.
Which Preventive Services Do You Offer?
At Silk Dental Care, we offer a range of preventive services that will all help to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Suitable for the whole family, our treatments include not just the removal of plaque, but working with you to identify potential problems that can be taken care of with great dental hygiene at home. These treatments include:
When you visit our office for preventive services, your teeth and gums will be given a thorough examination and clean. In addition, we will evaluate the health of your bite, to test for bruxism. Bruxism is an oral condition that is characterised by grinding or clenching your teeth – often subconsciously – either during the day or at night. The condition can lead to chronic discomfort and can place uncomfortable stress on your jaw joints, but using simple oral appliance therapy, Dr. Murray-Curtis and his team will be able to diagnose bruxism and alleviate its symptoms.
What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?
Even those who are dedicated to daily brushing and flossing may still be vulnerable to tooth decay and infection. Preventive dentistry is by far the best way to avoid uncomfortable and expensive restorative treatment for cavities and other conditions. Additionally, the therapy we offer for conditions such as bruxism can often prevent serious muscular damage.
If you are searching for a reliable family dentist for regular oral care, our preventive dentistry services offer a huge range of benefits that will keep your teeth and gums in top condition:
- We remove plaque that you cannot remove through daily brushing and flossing – this reduces your chances of developing cavities and requiring tooth fillings.
- The earlier you visit us, the sooner we can detect oral conditions, and the greater the rate of success for treatments.
- Bringing your children in for preventive services teaches them wonderful oral hygiene habits early in life.
- If you suffer from periodontal disease, the sooner we provide you with a deep cleaning – or ultrasonic scaling – the more likely you are to avoid serious damage, such as tooth loss and bone deterioration.