Lumino Smiles Dental

Preventive and General Dentistry Defined

January 25, 2021
Posted By: Lumino Smiles Dental

Preventive and general dentistry in Pascoe Vale is designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life—and to restore your oral health when something goes wrong.

Your dentist will customise your preventive checkups and teeth cleans to correlate with your oral health. This may mean visiting us twice yearly for exams and teeth cleans or once per year based on your specific needs.

Preventive Dentistry Compared with General

Preventive dentistry deals with exams, cancer screens, x-rays, teeth cleans, fissure sealants and fluoride treatments.

The idea is to help you maintain optimal oral health, saving you time and money in the future, dealing with extensive dental visits and treatments.  

General dentistry finds your dentist in Pascoe Vale restoring your oral health if an issue arises, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Root infections

General dentistry also considers tooth replacement, root canal therapy and periodontal treatment.

Typically, adherence to your preventive dentistry schedule lowers your tooth decay risks, gum disease and oral health infections.

Your Role in a Healthy Smile

Between dental visits, it’s important to brush and floss regularly. If you have a dental health condition like gingivitis, your dentist or hygienist may recommend a customised at-home routine to better care for your teeth and gums. Our hygienist can also answer any questions about optimal brushing and flossing techniques.

We recommend cleaning your teeth before bed and cutting down on sugary and acidic foods and drinks as well.

If you grind and clench your teeth (bruxism), this can lead to wear and decay. Ask your dentist about a nightguard. And always wear the proper face or mouth equipment during rough play.

For Preventive and General Dentistry in Pascoe Vale, We Welcome Your Call

If it’s time for your next dental check-up, or if you have any questions for our dental team, we encourage you to reach out to us today.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.