Preventative Dental Services in Beaumaris

Preventive dentistry means getting into solid routines of care to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you prevent problems developing down the track that may require costly dental procedures. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure!

Preventive dentistry is a combination of services offered by your dentist and your own dental care routines. The Dental Family Beaumaris is happy to advise and educate you on good oral health practices to integrate into your home routines. Combined with the array of services we describe below, you should enjoy optimum oral health moving forward, preventing tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Our Preventative Dental Services

Our Bayside dental practice, headed up by Dr David Delac, can provide a wide range of preventive dental care services, with extremely knowledgeable staff here to keep your families’ teeth healthy. Some of what we offer includes:

Children Preventive Dentistry 

When you hear the term ‘family dentist’ generally you’ll think of the oral health of your children. We take this very seriously at The Dental Family Beaumaris, and love to get your kids started early on their dental health journey. Regular check ups will allow us to monitor their ongoing dental health and deal with any issues that arise. Two of the more common procedures we perform include:

  • Fissure sealants: The biting surface of kids’ back teeth have fine grooves on them called ‘fissures’. These can trap bacteria and decay fairly easily. A fissure sealant seals off these grooves and prevents problems developing.
  • Teeth crowding with jaw growth:  We monitor the development as the baby teeth change to adult teeth. If there are differences in size between the lower and upper jaw it could lead to teeth crowding, a bad bite and other complications. 

Regular Examinations

Your regular checkups at our Bayside family dentistry allow us to perform a high quality standard examination on your teeth and gums using fibre-optic lighting and magnification to be able to see all the fine details. Tooth decay and gum disease are the two most common oral health problems that we check.   Both diseases don’t give warning signs of problems until they are quite advanced, meaning the patient won’t be aware of problems until options for management are more limited and outcomes more compromised.  The aim of our examinations is to find these diseases early, if present, and fix them when treatment is easier and outcomes are much more successful.  Our dentists will also provide you with lifestyle advice to help you prevent any dental problems.

Teeth X-Rays

At our dental practice we recommend you take X-rays of your back teeth every two to three years. They help us determine the health of areas in your mouth that are not easy to see during your checkup. We use very advanced digital X-ray technology that reduces radiation exposure by 90% and uses no environment-harming chemicals. 

Scaling and Polishing

Your dentist will use an ultrasonic scaler to scale your teeth. It removes the buildup of tartar and plaque that gets under the gum line, both of which cannot be removed at home using your toothbrush. Tartar is calcified plaque. It provides a home to bacteria and can cause gum disease. A regular cleaning schedule is essential in maintaining your dental health.  

Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in our bones and teeth. In dental care fluoride is used to strengthen enamel on your teeth. When you come to The Dental Family Beaumaris for a regular checkup, we apply a fluoride gel to your teeth. This is generally done after a scale and polish, so the fluoride gel has optimum access to the tooth surface. 

Your Dental Family Headed by Dr. David Delac

Our Bayside dental practice prioritises your ongoing oral health, so preventive dentistry is extremely important to us. That’s why our experienced team of health professionals offer a range of preventative dentistry services, with a focus on creating a welcoming, stress-free environment where your whole family feels comfortable.

Dr David Delac, head of our dental care centre, has been providing preventative dental care to Bayside families for over two decades. Dr Delac has a caring, gentle approach, which together with exceptional results, has seen him gain a loyal following of dentistry patients in the Bayside. 

Whoever needs care in your family, the Dental Family Beaumaris is here for you. Family by name, family by nature, we can’t wait to welcome you to our homely dental practice. Get in touch with us now and experience the reassuring and expert environment at our Bayside family dentistry. For all your questions about preventive dentistry The Dental Family Beaumaris is here, so contact us and let’s get the ball rolling on a lifetime of exceptional dental care.