Preventive Treatment

At Dental Health Stop, we encourage preventative techniques, helping you to understand how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our dentists will advise you on effective methods for maintaining optimum oral health, keeping you free of tooth decay and gum disease. 

Our preventative dentistry with continuing care means: 

  • Less dental decay 
  • Fewer fillings 
  • Less likelihood of toothache 
  • More attractive teeth 
  • More choice 
  • Reduced costs 
  • Keeping your own teeth for life  

Preventative Care   

To ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, it is recommended that you visit your dentist frequently for a routine examination. Regular dental check-ups are vital to ensure that any problems are spotted before they develop into issues, requiring major restorative treatment. 

Patient Information 

All new patients are required to fill out a medical history questionnaire and this is renewed annually, to ensure we have up to date details on any existing medical conditions or medication being taken. All initial consultations include a dental x-ray, to obtain an up-to-date picture of your current dental health.

This enables us to identify any hidden issues, before they become bigger problems. 

Dental Examinations 

Prior to a dental examination your dentist will gather your dental history, including your dental x-rays. A thorough examination will be made of all your teeth, paying attention to any previous dental work to check their integrity. The dentist may take the opportunity to give your teeth a scale and polish. If any problems are spotted, your dentist will explain their diagnosis and discuss treatment options. 

Fissure Sealants and Fluoride Varnish 

As well as regular check-ups, we can also offer preventative treatments such as Fissure Sealants. Ideal for children between the ages of 6 and 14 years, they offer an invisible sealant that protects teeth from decay. We can also offer Fluoride Varnish, a short-term treatment applied to the enamel, dentine or cementum of the tooth. It helps prevent decay, remineralise the tooth surface and to treat dentine hypersensitivity.