Professional Cleans or Preventive Care AppointmentsPreventive Care focuses on disease prevention with an aim of taking appropriate measures to ensure well-being and to help prevent long-term health consequences. Preventive Care in dentistry embraces this concept to make sure the oral health of dental patients is well maintained. This not only ensures good oral health, but also ensures the longevity of existing dental work and contributes to overall general health. At Coral Coast Dental (CCD) Preventive Care is considered an integral part of our patient care management ensuring all receive the highest standard of care possible. Your Preventive Care appointment with our Oral Health Therapists will include:
- Removal of all soft plaque (essentially bacteria and food particles)
- Removal of hard plaque (calculus – sometimes known as tartar)
- Surface stain removal (e.g. coffee / tea / red wine)
- Remineralisation Treatments - to replace the protective layer removed during a professional clean / to help reduce post-operative...
To maintain a high standard of oral hygiene, the Dental Professional’s at Coral Coast Dental recommend keeping up with regular Examinations and Preventive Care Appointments. It is also important to keep up with your care at home. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and not snacking in between meals are just a few lifestyle choices that help contribute to a healthier mouth. It is important to maintain a well balanced diet, as poor dietary decisions can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Consuming food and drink with a high content of carbohydrates, sugars, starches and acids contribute to the production of plaque acids that attack the tooth enamel. Continuing to have these in high amounts in your diet can form cavities.
Signs of Bad Oral Hygiene
- Bad Breath
- Receding Gums
- Heavy Calculus/ Scale Build Up/ Stained Teeth
- Bleeding Gums