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Preventative Dental

Plympton Dental Clinic strongly advocates preventative dentistry to avoid dental and gum diseases, as prevention is always better than cure, which can include costly treatments for your family. Plympton Dental can offer the following services to assist in preventing two of the most common causes of tooth loss - decay and gum disease.

These include:

  • Comprehensive examinations
  • Dental x-rays
  • Intra-oral photographs
  • Scaling/cleaning and polishing
  • Deep root cleaning with local anaesthetic
  • Fluoride therapy
  • Fissure sealants
  • Oral hygiene and dietary advice
  • Custom sport mouth-guard and night-guard fabrication
  • De-sensitisation of teeth
  • Preventative fillings for tooth wear

With early diagnosis and a preventative dentistry care approach, these two conditions can be treated and any damage reversed, helping you keep your natural smile for the long term. Other conditions commonly detected include cracks and fractures in teeth, crowding and misaligned teeth in children, signs of abnormal wear on teeth e.g. grinding/bruxism, and oral pathology e.g. mouth ulcers, bacterial/fungal infections etc. Most of these issues are not painful and may not have obvious symptoms thus without dental checkups these problems can go undetected for many months or years. 

Though sooner the better, it is never too late to start preventive dental care, no matter what age you are. Regular check-ups with Plympton Dental and good everyday oral hygiene will both contribute to the prevention of oral ailments, meaning you’ll keep smiling day in and day out.

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