What is Preventive Dentistry?
Gone are the days when tooth extraction and dentures were an expected part of life. People now expect to keep their teeth for life, have a beautiful smile, be able to eat and prevent problems like tooth ache. Dentistry has evolved accordingly.
We need to find out a lot about you and your teeth as it helps us do our work better. This approach provides the best for our patients – not just a quick fix but lifelong improved dental outcomes. As we say – prevention is better than cure, and long-term dental management feels a whole lot better than emergency repairs!
Regular examinations and cleans are one of the best preventive dentistry techniques, we will be able to monitor your teeth and gums and make sure they are being maintained and cared for to the best of your and our ability.
Did you know that poor oral health can be detrimental to your body?
When you visit us, we will look at your teeth using an x-ray machine. This will help us to deduce problems that are just beginning to develop and nip it in the bud. When you look at your teeth in the mirror they may look fine, but underlying issues may be at play. By identifying these early we can resolve them prior to potentially more discomfort, and more invasive procedures required.
With our holistic approach to dentistry at Scott Makiol, we believe the body works in harmony with the mouth. We recommend a healthy diet, with plenty of whole foods, to ensure that your good oral health is maintained.