Preventative dentistry is an umbrella term, encompassing a number of processes and actions to preserve and improve your oral health.

From daily tooth brushing to regular appointments with a qualified dental hygienist, preventative dentistry is the best way of maintaining good oral health.

What does preventative dentistry involve?

There are several key aspects of preventative dentistry, all of which work together to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. A personal dental hygiene routine of daily brushing and flossing is especially important. To further minimise the buildup of plaque around your teeth and gums, bi-annual visits to a qualified dental hygienist are also recommended.

Regular dental examinations are essential too, and allow for the early detection of any changes to your oral health. Your dentist may also take routine X-rays to check for early signs of decay.

Children should be encouraged to follow good dental hygiene practices from an early age, beginning as soon as they develop their milk teeth. They, too, should visit the dentist at regular intervals throughout the year. 

What are the benefits of preventative dentistry?

At Aurora Dental and Implant Clinics, we truly believe that prevention is better than cure. An excellent dental hygiene routine should be paired with regular dental checkups to maintain your oral health at all stages of life.

Taking these steps may ensure that you avoid running into oral health issues in later life, with preventative dentistry extremely effective in safeguarding against the development of gingivitis, cavities and enamel loss. 

What can I do myself to achieve good oral health?

Preventative dentistry is effectively a partnership, placing you and your dentist together on a mission to preserve your oral health. Your dentist can provide advice and care through regular appointments, completing any necessary treatment – however, this is much more effective when paired with personal actions such as regular flossing, brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, and using mouthwash between meals.

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If you’re on the lookout for a new dentist, then you’ve come to the right place. We have four locations (Corsham, Swindon, Chippenham and Devizes) across Wiltshire and each of these clinics is passionate about the power of preventative dentistry. 

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