What is involved in Preventative Dentistry?
We start by assessing each individual tooth and your gums to ensure there are no causes for concern. Your oral health is critical to us so every little detail will be discussed with you. If dental work is required, this will be flagged and your treatment options discussed in detail.
We recommend regular dental check-ups, scale and cleans, and fluoride treatments to protect your teeth and maintain your oral health. Even with the best dental routines, it's likely that you will miss little areas that we can catch and clean before they become bigger problems down the road. Areas that you miss one day is usually an area you would miss frequently, and once tartar builds up, it cannot be removed by brushing alone.
From there, we'll educate you with effective methods of preventing dental problems, focusing on areas where you may need to pay extra attention during your daily routine. This is all aimed towards prevention and avoiding the need to "fix" any dental problems in the future.
What is Preventative Dentistry?
"Prevention is better than the cure" is something that rings especially true when it comes to dentistry! At Optimum Dental, we're all about helping you prevent dental issues that are likely to cause you discomfort, pain, and potentially expensive dental bills. This is a much healthier approach than being reactive, and much better on the hip pocket!
By helping you maintain your oral health regularly, we can help you avoid major dental issues down the track.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average age for beginning orthodontic treatment is 13-14 years old. It may be appropriate, however, for those as young as 10. Adults can also have orthodontics. Your treatment times may be a bit longer because your teeth are more set into their position, but you can certainly still make the shifts you desire.
When we see your child for a routine checkup, we’ll check for the early signs that they may require orthodontic treatment. If so, we’ll alert you and discuss your options so that you can avoid more expensive treatment in the future.
Other options, such as Invisalign®, have a limit of what they can do. Traditional braces give excellent results for nearly any tooth problem and have a more reasonable price tag. The movement of your teeth is more predictable with braces, too, so that you’ll know exactly what can be achieved.
Optimum Dental is conveniently located in the heart of Epping. Our friendly team would love to help you with all your dental needs. Let us help you with your preventative dentistry needs, assess your oral health and help you with any dental concerns you might have!
Come see us today or schedule an appointment by calling us or using our online bookings system below.