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Preventive Care Program

The Preventive Care Program is an integral link within the comprehensive dental treatment we provide here at Courtney Dental.

Our Preventive Care Program is lead by our experienced Dental Hygienists, Ruth and Talida, they understand the importance of preventing periodontal disease, and are passionate about exceptional patient care and promotion of high standards for optimal oral hygiene.

The Preventive Care Program is designed to help you achieve your great smile by maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life. Therefore services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment of your gum health
  • Thorough scale and clean
  • Polishing of teeth and restorations
  • Radiographs
  • Assessment of existing dental restorations
  • Referral to specialist for specific treatment (only if required)
  • Application of topical fluoride therapies
  • Review of your medical history
  • Evaluation of possible cosmetic enhancements to your smile

The frequency of your preventive care appointments will be tailored to your individual requirements, normally every three, six or twelve months. For your convenience your hygienist can also advance schedule your next preventive care appointment to ensure healthy teeth and gums are for life!

To prevent periodontal disease we recommend some easy steps to follow:

  • Brush twice daily with a small soft bristled toothbrush
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Floss or use interdental brushes daily
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months
  • Reduce your daily sugar intake
  • Chew sugar free gum (stimulates saliva which assists in the buffing benefits of acid)
  • Avoid tobacco products and excessive alcohol consumption