Western Smiles Dental Care

What Are Types of Preventive Dentistry?

February 10, 2022
Posted By: Western Smiles Dental Care
Man smiling in dental chair during an exam

Have you ever waited too long to visit the dentist? Maybe you ended up with a few easily preventable cavities or too much plaque in between your teeth. At Western Smiles Dental Care, we know that with preventive care, our patients in Mirrabooka, Dianella, and the surrounding areas can avoid some of the most common dental issues and ultimately minimise their dental needs.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Those who care about their oral health generally come into our practice for regular check-ups to help prevent severe conditions in the future. Think of it as servicing your car or visiting the doctor regularly for a health exam. Generally, our patients visit us twice a year, and we perform the following preventive dental measures:

  • Dental exams
  • Digital x-rays
  • Check for any abnormalities (any signs of oral conditions or cancers)
  • Check on gum health (the earlier we spot signs of gum disease, the better!)
  • Perform a scaling (to remove plaque and buildup on and in between teeth)
  • Deep cleaning

Dealing with Dental Anxiety in Mirrabooka

We understand that some patients may experience anxiety when they visit a dentist, and sadly it keeps some away from much-needed treatments. Dr Peter Duke, our principal dentist, takes time to establish a relationship to create a relaxing environment to keep patients at ease when they walk in our door. Scheduling regular dental appointments can help patients rest easy, knowing that they are making the right choice by preventing the development of more serious dental problems.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive measures allow us to get on top of potential dental issues early; our patients can expect:

  • Less time spent at the dentist
  • Lower risk for conditions like gum disease and tooth decay
  • Cleaner teeth–getting a professional, deep cleaning removes bacteria and plaque that a toothbrush can’t!
  • A brighter cosmetic dental appearance

Contact Your Friendly Dentist in Mirrabooka

We want our patients to feel at ease and have the best outlook possible for their oral health. If you’d like to take the first steps toward a bright, healthy smile, we invite you to arrange a consultation online or by calling our friendly staff on (08) 9349 3688.