We offer a comprehensive range of oral health services to help our patients prevent the loss of permanent teeth, the onset of gum diseases, like periodontal disease, and the development of oral cancers. Preventive treatment plans are highly effective in preventing the onset of oral diseases and ensuring the natural teeth remain healthy and strong. Maintaining regular dentist visits is an important part of preventing oral health complications as early identification and intervention form the basis of the preventive approach.
Maintaining good oral health is vital to our overall health and well-being and an important part of our approach at Crookes & Jenkins Dental. Oral health promotion is a core philosophy supported and encouraged by all members of our dental and oral health team. Our focus on promoting oral health and practising preventive treatments helps our patients enjoy healthy, functional and beautiful teeth and gums. Our Oral Health Therapists are trained specifically to help our patients avoid disease and maintain good oral health throughout their lives.
Preventive dentistry promotes the maintenance of clean, healthy teeth and gums, with a focus on preventing decay and damage and avoiding tooth loss. Our preventive treatments include the following aspects:
- The Importance of Check-ups
- Oral Exams
- Oral Health Routine
- Mouthguards and Splints
- Oral Cancer Awareness
Prevent further damage
If teeth are damaged by decay, our focus is to prevent further damage to affected teeth, with the use of treatments like sealants, fluoride treatments and fillings. Attending regular dentist visits, including thorough oral exams, scales and cleans, together with practising a good daily dental routine are highly effective in preventing decay and further damage.
Be aware of symptoms
If you are suffering from symptoms like toothache, sensitivity, persistent bad breath, and even snoring, visit our practice as soon as possible to identify the problem and to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.
maintaining oral health
Having a good oral hygiene routine is an important aspect of maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes at a time is one way you can keep things like tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Flossing is also important, as you are able to remove plaque and bacteria build up that cannot be reached by brushing alone. Lastly, having a tooth-friendly diet is important. Foods and drink that are sugary or acidic can break down the hard outer layer of your teeth (the enamel). This can make your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay as plaque and bacteria can build up on your tooth. If left untreated this decay can cause cavities, infect the gums and the inside of the tooth as well. To minimize the risk of serious restorative work, it is recommended that you have regular check-ups to ensure that your teeth are as healthy as possible. We can recommend ways in which you can improve your specific dental health.