Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the best way to maintain a healthy smile for life.

As part of your regular examination, we will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, and provide valuable advice on oral hygiene techniques and other preventive dental care.

It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to prevent gum disease such as periodontal disease, which in some cases can lead to tooth loss. In fact, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Not to mention the fact that serious health issues have been linked to periodontal disease.

With gingivitis the gums become inflamed but there is no irreversible bone or other tissue damage. If it progresses to periodontal disease this is when the real problems begin. With periodontitis the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These pockets between the teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected. As periodontitis progresses the pockets deepen and more bone and gum tissue is destroyed.

Did you know?

The high levels of bacteria and inflammation caused by periodontal disease have been linked to a number of serious health issues. Some of the health issues that have been linked to periodontitis are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s

By visiting justSMILE in Ramsgate Beach near Kogarah and Rockdale in St George for a regular clean and examination you reduce the risk of periodontal disease and you can keep on top of your oral health.

Your smile is more than just your teeth and gums. Your oral health is your teeth, tongue, gums, jaw and bite alignment. That is why it is important to visit a dentist who understands the dentofacial aesthetics of your face, a dentist who will take a whole-face approach to your dental health.