Prevention is better than cure, and no more so when it comes to dental care. Children are encouraged to come as young as possible to achieve a fun and gentle introduction to dentistry, and that way we can monitor and apply preventative measures when necessary to prevent decay, with its associated devastating effects.
Over a lifetime, however, more teeth are lost through gum disease and leading to irreversible loosening of teeth. This is best prevented by good oral hygiene, correct brushing technique, not smoking, and regular scaling and monitoring with the dental hygienist.
Part of the routine dental checkup involves a soft tissue check for cancer. Although by non-means common, it can be picked up early by regular examination. The main cause is smoking, and as health professionals, it’s important for us to keep you informed of the risks, and help you stop by giving you the necessary information and support.