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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventive Dentistry

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If you have any questions about dentistry in Armidale, NSW, we invite you to get in touch with us. Meanwhile, check out the questions we hear most often from patients just like you. 

Preventive Dentistry

Your mouth is the gateway to your body, which means that optimal oral health plays a positive role in your overall wellness.

Your Armidale, NSW dentist customises your preventive check-ups and teeth cleans to work with your specific needs. However, your dentist typically recommends one or two exams per year.

When you adhere to the schedule recommended by your dentist, you may be lowering your risks for preventable conditions like tooth decay, root infections, and even gum disease.

What Is Gum Disease & How Can I Prevent It?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is especially concerning because it has been linked in studies to heart health issues, specific types of dementia, and even low birth weight in babies.

Usually, gum disease starts as gingivitis, which is a reversible condition. When gingivitis becomes periodontitis, it is only treatable.

With regular dental exams, your dentist can catch gingivitis before it becomes gum disease and small cavities before they become advanced tooth-threatening decay. Your regular teeth clean lowers your risks for developing oral health issues from the start!

For your part, we strongly recommend brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice per day.

We Encourage You to Arrange Your Dental Check-Up in Armidale, NSW

Between your at-home routine and dental care in our clinic, you may be in store for optimal oral health for life.

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