When we speak of “preventative dentistry” we are referring to prevention of tooth decay and prevention of gum disease. These are interrelated because plaque is the major contributor to both diseases, and anecdotally, plaque can also impact on your general health.
So each 6 months we like to professionally remove all plaque and calculus, and apply fluoride to strengthen the teeth. At this visit we carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and general oral health.
At Roseville Avenue Dental we have the most advanced digital x-ray systems. This results in a 90% reduction in exposure to radiation, allowing us to periodically safely check for dental decay and gum disease. Our digital OPG machine enables us to check your whole upper and lower jaws, particularly useful for looking at wisdom teeth positioning, abscesses, bone cysts and missing permanent teeth.