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Preventative Treatments
at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent

It is more beneficial to focus on preventative treatments in dentistry, so that complications that arise from dental problems can be avoided in the future. Preventative treatments by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent dentist help in the prevention of diseases or problems that involve the oral cavity, and in the early detection of dental problems to stop these problems from progressing even further.

Preventative dentistry by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent a focuses on dental treatments, procedures, and practises that will enable the patient to enjoy good oral health – through the prevention of dental problems or the early detection/treatment of existing dental concerns.

The Importance of Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry, as the name implies, is important in ensuring that dental problems are prevented from developing – or from progressing into more complicated dental issues. Good oral health can be achieved and maintained with the help of preventative dentistry by a Kent dentist, who can also give tips on how to improve oral hygiene practises for optimal dental health.

Preventative dentistry effectively addresses the dental concerns of both adults and children. Preventative dentistry in children can effectively instill the importance of maintaining good dental health at a very young age; these practises leading to good oral health will hopefully be carried over into adulthood. Adults benefit from preventative dentistry through early detection of dental problems so that the appropriate treatment can be given – before the dental problem can progress even further.

Preventative Dentistry Procedures

Dental Checkups/Dental Examinations – Routine dental checkups enable a dentist in Kent to monitor the patient’s dental health. The oral examinations will allow for the prevention of dental problems before they can even develop; treatments for dental problems in their earliest stages are also included in dental checkups, to avoid more complicated problems should the problem progress into something more serious.

Dental Hygiene – A Kent dentist will be able to provide dental hygiene tips and instructions to patients, to enable them to continue with good oral health maintenance even in the comfort of their own homes. The dental hygiene guidelines include proper tooth brushing techniques, the correct usage of dental floss, bad breath prevention, and dietary guides to ensure that good oral health is achieved and maintained on an individual level.

Dental Cleaning – Teeth cleaning by a Kent dentist is an essential part of preventative dentistry. Professional teeth cleaning helps in the prevention of plaque formation, which in turn can lead to tooth decay, gum problems, bad breath, and a host of other dental problems. Regular teeth cleaning by a dentist, combined with good oral habits, play an integral part in the maintenance of good oral hygiene.

Gum Disease Detection/Treatment – Early detection of gum disease is crucial in preventing serious periodontal diseases from progressing. Gum diseases that are detected at their earliest stages can be treated without too many difficulties by a the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent; however, more complicated dental treatments may be needed in cases when the gum disease has progressed – especially if tooth loss has become a possibility.

Application of Fluoride and Sealants – Fluoride treatments help make teeth stronger so that they are not susceptible to tooth decay and other dental problems. Sealants are applied to teeth surfaces to protect them from bacteria, plaque formation, and other factors that may contribute to structural tooth damage.

Dental Fillings – Dental fillings are used by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent to address the concerns of teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, injuries, enamel erosion, and other factors. The damaged part of the tooth is removed, and the filling is applied to protect the other healthy parts of the tooth from further damage or infection; the tooth filling will also bring back the form and function of the tooth so that the patient can again use it in a normal way.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatments – Snoring and sleep apnoea may indicate more serious problems (other than sleeplessness and the noise caused by snoring). Preventative dentistry helps in the detection of these concerns, so that the appropriate diagnostics and treatment can be done to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Tooth Erosion Treatments and Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent – The erosion of the tooth’s enamel can expose the more sensitive tooth parts, which can lead to a lot of pain and discomfort for the patient. Tooth erosion can also make the affected tooth susceptible to infections, decay, and other damage; once the tooth root has been exposed or gets infected, more complicated dental treatments may be needed. Preventative dentistry by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent can address tooth erosion issues before they can pose serious problems for the patient.

 

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