The goal of preventive dentistry is to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. By regularly visiting the Practice you can prevent problems before they ever get a chance to happen.
The two most common causes of people losing teeth are gum disease and decay and we can help to prevent both. You can find out more about gum disease prevention by clicking here.
We recommend visiting us every six months to have a dental health check carried out and receive a thorough cleaning of your teeth with one of our Hygienists. We will then give you practical advice to ensure you are cleaning your teeth correctly and on how to prevent decay.
Sometimes people can put off a Hygienist appointment to ‘save money’ as their teeth ‘feel clean’. Imagine if missing that appointment leads to a tooth needing a root canal treatment, crown or both? It would seem like a very false economy.
The Hygienists at Penryn also do a lot more during your appointment. They remove the clear sticky plaque which contains bacteria that thrives on the sugars in your food. They also look for traces of decay and can spot early signs of mouth cancer when the disease may be highly treatable. Your Hygienist really is the proof of the old adage, prevention is better than cure!