Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your mouth healthy, ensuring that you keep your teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. The two main causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and gum disease. The better you prevent these problems the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth into later life.
By working closely with the dental team, you can help to reduce the need for treatment such as fillings and extractions.
Preventative dentistry will benefit anyone with some of their own teeth. People who don’t have any teeth can also benefit, because conditions such as mouth cancer and denture stomatitis can be spotted during regular visits to the dental team and then treated. It is excellent for children and young people, but it is never too late to start.