Preventative dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you require less dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent these two problems, the more chance you have of keeping your teeth for life. When the dentist, hygienist, and patient work together, the need for treatment and the traditional pattern of fillings and extractions can be avoided. Your dental team may recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a ‘maintenance plan’ to help you keep it that way.
Oral Cancer Screening
Most dentists recommend an oral exam during your routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. During an oral exam, your dentist checks your mouth for red or white patches, or mouth sores. Your dentist also feels the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities.
Tailor-made hygiene appointments
We recommend routine appointments with our dental hygienist in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Hygienists are exceptionally skilled in cleaning and maintaining the health of your gums. Professional cleaning removes the hard deposits of build-up on and in between the teeth.
Our friendly hygienists at Carillon can give you tailor-made oral hygiene advice, give dietary advice in relation to oral health, and direct you into using the most appropriate oral hygiene aids, e.g. floss, mouthwash, electric toothbrush, etc.
For nervous patients we offer empathy and understanding as we do appreciate that some people are anxious about visiting the dentist. Our team is friendly and gentle, and we are always ready to listen any concerns you may have.