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Why is preventative dentistry so important?


As the age-old saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure”. With the right prevention measures in place, you can ensure that you have a healthy smile and drastically reduced the chances of dental complications. Utilising prevention dentistry helps you save thousands of dollars with minimally invasive solutions.


Who needs preventative dentistry?


Preventative dentistry is important to everyone! In early childhood development, keeping a close eye on dental health will ensure your child has healthy teeth well into adulthood. As an adult, making use of preventative dentistry will allow you to intercept oral diseases early and give you plenty of insight on how to better your oral health. For example, at its worst stage, gum disease can cause tooth loss and severe infection of the gums, leading to often irreversible damage to the surrounding soft tissue and bone. Especially for patients who are immunocompromised, or senior patients, regular dental care will help prevent any health complications.

Types of preventative dental services we offer


  • list icon Professional dental cleaning
    While daily brushing and flossing are vital to maintaining good oral hygiene, so is professional dental cleaning. Plaque that gets stuck between your teeth and gums is difficult to remove by just brushing or flossing. Our dentist will use special tools to ensure all buildup is removed.
  • list icon Diagnostic tests
    If a thorough examination of your teeth and gums reveal any dental conditions or issues, diagnostic tests (including the use of X-rays) will help determine their severity.
  • list icon Fissure sealants
    Most commonly applied to children due to their high risk of cavities and sugary diets, these sealants cover the fissures on top of your teeth to prevent decay.
  • list icon Oral cancer screening
    Since it’s hard to detect on your own, most people don’t realise they have oral cancer until they reach severe stages of the disease, which is a very aggressive stage to treat. Early screening may very well just save your life.
  • list icon Fluoride treatment
    Applying fluoride treatment after your regular checkup doesn’t just strengthen your teeth, it helps combat tooth sensitivity and remineralise areas at risk of decay. While a seemingly simple step, fluoride treatment offers many advantages.
  • list icon Mouthguards & other oral hygiene instructions
    Do you suffer from Bruxism? This means you need a custom-designed mouthguard to wear at night to prevent yourself from wearing down your enamel. Similarly, our dentist may suggest other oral care instructions depending on your current oral health.
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Why are your regular dental checkups so important?


Your regular dental checkups aren’t just about professional teeth cleaning. As the above list outlines, there are various important services we offer under preventative dentistry to help our patients be more proactive about their dental health. Intervening early saves you money, prevents irreversible problems, and significantly reduces your risk of cavities.


Ways to reduce your risk of tooth decay


While we will further guide you during your checkup, here are some general tips you should follow at home to reduce your risk of tooth decay:

  • list icon Use fluoridated toothpaste- Brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste strengthens your teeth and reduces your risk of decay by 25%!
  • list icon Floss daily- Flossing helps remove food from between the teeth. Your toothbrush doesn’t reach between your teeth, which is where most bacteria accumulate.
  • list icon Reduce sugary foods and drinks between meals- The best way to stay hydrated during the course of the day is H2O! Eating foods that are calcium-rich will help strengthen your teeth as well.
  • list icon Chew sugar-free gum- Research suggests that sugar-free gum increases your production of saliva, which in turn helps you fight oral bacteria.


What is the difference between preventative and restorative dentistry?


Preventative dentistry focuses on maintaining oral health and preventing dental issues with regular check-ups and cleanings. It’s more about implementing proactive measures that can keep your teeth in great shape to either avoid costly and painful dental conditions or reduce your risk of them arising.

Restorative dentistry involves repairing or replacing teeth that are already damaged with treatments like fillings or crowns. This approach to dentistry helps improve your tooth’s function as well as the appearance of your smile once it is already affected by a dental issue.

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Why Choose Us?


At Purity Dental, we aren’t just committed to giving you the best dental treatments, but also the best preventative measures! As highly trained dental professionals, we have a keen eye for the minute details, allowing us to help you maintain optimal oral health.

We stay up to date and utilise advanced tools and technologies, including dental X-rays, to perform thorough assessments and diagnose any possible dental problem. We take the time to get to know each and every patient because we believe that patient-focused care allows us to offer the best dental treatments, making a visit to the dentist comfortable and anxiety-free for your entire family!

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