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General Dentistry

Preventing Dental Problems

Tuggeranong Dentistry

Our focus is on preventative care to catch problems early and prevent them from developing

Many dental diseases and conditions are preventable, although our modern lifestyles sometimes make prevention somewhat of a challenge. Many people find that they are:

  • Too busy and distracted to properly clean their teeth or attend regular dental appointments
  • Often tempted to consume sugary and acidic foods and beverages (leading to sensitive teeth and the development of cavities and gum disease)
  • Stressed and sleeping poorly (which may cause teeth grinding or lead to dry mouth)
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol or are poorly hydrated (potentially causes many problems including stained teeth, dry mouth, bad breath and even the development of oral cancer)
  • Not adequately protecting their teeth from potential damage in sports

Each of these situations, or a combination of several, has the potential to cause damage to teeth, gums and soft and hard tissues of the mouth.

Regular Check-ups

Our dentists perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth on a regular basis, with the intention of identifying problems as early as possible. It’s often possible to prevent disease from developing, to reverse the early stages of decay or gum disease, and, if dental disease is present, it’s better to restore teeth when damage is minimal.

Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

We also have a large range of quality oral health products, including speciality toothpastes, for sale at very competitive prices (prevention is so important to us that we don’t mark up the prices, we just cover our costs!).

The benefits of taking a proactive and preventive approach to your dental health is that you’ll probably find you’ll need less comprehensive (and expensive!) work over your lifetime.

We enjoy supporting people who share our proactive, preventive approach to dental health! Contact us to get started.

Blue Poppy Dental Care | (02) 6293 1356