Preventive Dentistry

We at Shine dental are equally serious about prevention as we are about treating dental problems. Good oral hygiene and habits begins at home and early in life. This includes daily brushing ,flossing having a healthy diet and regular checkups with your dentist. Having a strict oral regime and discipline and sticky with it from an early age is like an oral investment that helps keep teeth for a lifetime. We at Shine are committed in helping instil these good habits so that along with prevention and early detection and treatment you can avoid those nasty and costly treatment options, expenses and outcomes that come aboaut with long periods of neglecting your oral health. We recommend 6 monthly check up and cleans to maintain oral health and prevent serious problems and progression of dental disease.

Infants and toddlers should start to come to the dentist as early as 12-18 months or if you have any concerns about their teeth. Taking care of their teeth should start as soon as it emerges through the gums.

Preventive dentistry is simply the practice of taking care of your teeth to keep and maintain them healthy. With Shine Dental preventive dentistry services, you will be able to reduce the chances of developing dental oral problems such as:

  1. Cavities
  2. Gingivitis
  3. Enamel loss
  4. Periodontitis

Having great dental care comes with countless benefits for our health as there are several studies that show oral health is linked to our overall health.

As the wellbeing of all our customers is our main priority, we have compiled a list of dental care tips so you can take your dental routine to a higher level.

Use a proper brushing technique:

To get deep into the bacteria and polish your teeth you must start brushing your teeth on a 45-degree angle to your gums. Strokes should be short with a back and forward motion across the sides and top of your teeth.

Brush for an adequate time:

Quickly brushing your teeth even though you have the right technique is not enough to get rid of all the plaque and bacteria. The recommended time for brushing teeth is for at least two minutes.

Using the right brush for you:

To achieve a good cleaning, you must ensure you have the right size toothbrush that can reach into the crevices of your molars. Food debris can stay in your molars after eating which can cause tooth decay if it’s not removed. Our group of dentists at Shine Dental are happy to advise you the optimal type of brush your teeth require.

Floss Properly:

To be able to remove all the plaque between your teeth is important that you know how to floss properly. When flossing it is important that each time you use a clean area to avoid reinserting bacteria that you just removed.

Change your brush regularly:

It is important you change your toothbrush every three to four months to ensure the bristles are effectively reaching and polishing your teeth. After constant regular use, the bristles tend to deteriorate meaning that the removal of bacteria is not as effective.

Use a mouthwash:

Lastly, to ensure your teeth and gums are completely clean it is recommended to use a mouthwash. Mouthwashes help get rid of bacteria that toothbrush and floss can’t. Additionally, a mouthwash will help you keep your breath fresh for longer.

With these tips, you will be able to keep your teeth in excellent condition; however, to maintain optimal oral health, visits to the dentist on a regular basis are key to avoid or lessen dental problems.