Preventative Approach

It is often essential that preventative advice or treatment be included in any course of treatment. This can cover a wide range of options.

Children

Fissure Sealants- these are coatings applied to adult molars when they first erupt to prevent decay in the future.

Diet Advice- this can cover all aspects of a childs diet, including common misconceptions and ideal alternatives to sugary snacks and drinks.

Fluoride supplements-fluoride drops from 6 months old can strengthen developing adult teeth making them more resistant to decay.

Tooth brushing instructions- this can go over methods aimed at helping children to efficiently brush their teeth, such as using timers, special dye tablets to show up plaque and technique.

Adults

Oral Hygiene Instruction- This covers efficient tooth-brushing combined with mouthwashes, floss and or tepe brushes as appropriate. This prevents decay and gum disease.

Diet Advice- This is similar to that for children.

Toothwear- There are different steps which can be taken to reduce different types of toothwear, for example acrylic biteguards can help reduce toothwear for patients who grind their teeth.

Smoking Cessation- This can reduce the risk or progression of gum disease. Different methods of help can be recommended by your dentist.

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