What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the easy, simple and pain free way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you need to have less dental treatment.

The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better you prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth for life.

When the dental team and patient work together, this can help to prevent the need for treatment - especially fillings and extractions.

Our dentist/Dental Hygienist may recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a ‘maintenance plan' to help you keep it that way.