Preventative Dentistry

Long-term Dental Care

Painful problems like cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis can all be avoided by practicing proper dental care.

Preventative dentistry promotes practicing great oral health habits to prevent you from developing these dental issues. Dental problems are largely preventable when they’re addressed in time.

The most effective preventative dentistry combines your oral hygiene routine at home with regular dentist visits and counselling from dental professionals, like our team at Burnside Dental. In the practice, our oral therapists and hygienists use a variety of techniques to evaluate any signs of tooth decay or disease.

You also need to continue with regular brushing, flossing, and eating a balanced diet in between dentist appointments to ensure you’re looking after your teeth. You should be brushing your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste and replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Flossing helps to clean out the tight spaces between your teeth that a brush can’t reach, and should be performed daily.


Setting your children up with good oral hygiene habits early allows their developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy.

Severe decay can impact the growth and development of their adult teeth. Preventive dentistry can help to prevent extensive treatment for any dental conditions that may develop, and help your children keep their natural teeth healthy as long as possible.

These habits are just as important to adults, as studies have shown that your oral health is linked to your body’s health and well-being overall.

Oral diseases can interfere with eating, speaking, self-esteem and have even been linked to serious health concerns like diabetes or heart conditions.

When was the last time you had a check-up?

We recommend making an appointment with your dentist every 6 months to a year to prevent problems developing in your teeth or gums.

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