The mouth is home to billions of bacteria. Studies suggest that the mouth acts as a portal to the rest of your body. In fact, some researchers are linking gum diseases that originate in the mouth to medical conditions such as stroke, heart diseases, diabetes , respiratory diseases. That means that if you have poor dental health, the implications reach far beyond the oral cavity. Conversely, if you look after your dental health, you protect not just your teeth and gums but your whole body as well.
Sadly, many people only see a dentist when they experience dental pain. In reality, you should avoid the occurrence of pain by actively pursuing Preventive Dentistry.
Prevention is better than Cure
At Dentist on Queen, we believe in early detection and intervention as a proactive means of Preventive Dentistry. Our zero-tolerance Early Detection policy aims to eradicate plaque before bad bacteria get a chance to accumulate or build up in the mouth.
Our experienced team of skilled dental practitioners is committed to the use of cutting edge diagnostic tools and methods – including low-radiation digital x-rays – to promote an active oral care maintenance program for all patients. The program includes such preventive measures like plaque control, oral nutrition and kid-friendly oral care education.
Our Preventive Care sessions typically comprise the following:
Recognising the importance of these basic dental services, it is our priority at Dentist On Queen to make them affordable and accessible to the community we serve.
A few simple yet effective measures can help protect your teeth and gums.
Ask Dr Daniel Lu about the best way to clean your teeth or find out more from the Australian Dental Association.
Flossing helps remove food from between your teeth in the hard-to-get-at gaps that a toothbrush can’t reach. There are also other oral hygiene devices that can be used instead of, or as well as, floss. If you find using floss difficult, speak to your dentist about the best floss-alternative for your teeth.
Everyone’s needs are different, so have a chat to your dentist about how often you need to have your teeth checked by them based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. Regular six monthly dental check-ups can identify any dental problems early and treat them if necessary.
You should immediately book a visit with your dentist if you have: