Preventive Dentistry

Our oral health correlates with our body's overall health and wellness, a link which is often called the 'mouth-body connection.' At Scott Makiol Biodentistry, we believe preventive dentistry helps us quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, and prevent dental health concerns in our patients.

Preventive dentistry focuses on comprehensive dental hygiene, including an oral cancer review, a routine dental examination, cleaning and more to maintain the mouth and body's overall health. Without regular, professional dental care, proper oral hygiene and practising healthy dental habits, a person is more at risk of oral infections and may be more likely to experience dental decay or tooth loss, among other conditions.

Fortunately, with six monthly preventive care appointments Dr Scott and our team help ensure you can enjoy your healthiest smile always! 

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry maintains the teeth and gums and helps prevent dental issues occurring. In today's society, tooth extractions and dentures are becoming far less common due to good preventive dentistry. By practising regular dental hygiene you can keep your teeth throughout your lifetime, have a beautiful smile, eat comfortably and minimise the likelihood of dental problems occurring.

Prevention and Patient Education Are Essential 

During your routine preventive care appointment at our Moorooka dental practice, we speak with you to learn more about you, your teeth and gums and your overall health. During your visit, we will also use our intra oral camera to clearly see everything the dentist describes, including damage to the teeth and signs that might indicate periodontal disease. This personalised approach helps us provide the best outcomes for our patients. We want to quickly repair any issues you may experience and deliver lifelong improved dental outcomes for you. 

At Scott Makiol Biodentistry, we believe prevention is better than cure, and long-term dental care is better than preventable emergency treatments. 

We also take the time to educate and guide our patients  with how to care for their teeth and gums. Our chairside treatment room coordinators use visual aids, like our brushing buddy puppet Draco, to assist us with showing patients how to brush, floss and routinely maintain thorough oral hygiene. 

The Importance of Maintaining Your Oral Health 

Regular dental examinations and cleans are some of the best preventive dentistry techniques available. We monitor your teeth and gums during regular examinations to ensure they remain healthy and free of cavities and disease. Professional dental cleans are essential because they allow our team to remove plaque and bacteria buildup using specialised tools. Only a dental professional can thoroughly remove plaque and cavity-causing substances from your teeth. 

When you visit us,  we can look at your teeth using x-rays. This helps us to detect any problems that are only just starting to develop. The sooner we are able to identify a potential concern, the sooner we can begin any necessary treatment.  When you look at your teeth in the mirror, they may look fine, but underlying issues may be at play. Identifying these concerns early can resolve them before our patient experiences pain or discomfort or requires invasive treatments. 

With our holistic approach to dentistry, we believe the body works in harmony with the mouth. We recommend a healthy diet with plenty of whole foods to ensure that your oral health stays in optimal condition. 

Preventive Dentistry in Moorooka, QLD 

At Scott Makiol Biodentistry, your family can receive prompt, high-quality dental care in a comfortable setting. Our approach to preventive dentistry is holistic, gentle and personal. We use materials of the highest quality so our patients can enjoy a healthy, comfortable mouth. When your mouth is cavity-free, void of gum disease and healthy, you can eat, speak, and smile with comfort, confidence and ease. 

We serve patients in Brisbane's southern region, including Annerley, Tarragindi, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Salisbury and Fairfield.