Plaque is formed by bacteria building up on your teeth and forming a thin layer or biofilm. The build up of plaque is a natural process but if you don’t remove it effectively with twice daily cleaning, plaque can lead periodontal (gum) disease, which is a major cause of early tooth loss.
Periodontic treatment focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, as well as looking at tissues near to the teeth and the bone structure of the mouth.
The two most destructive of dental diseases, namely gum disease (periodontal disease) and tooth decay (dental caries) are almost completely preventable. Good habits learnt early are the best protection, but it is never too late to improve.
A carefully tailored program of oral health improvement and maintenance can pull all but the very worst cases back from the brink.
By maintaining optimum oral health, your restorations last longer, your mouth feels more comfortable and you eliminate mouth odour problems that lead to bad breath. A healthy mouth forms the foundation for restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry.
Most preventative dentistry techniques require improved home care and are co-ordinated through the dental hygienist and oral health professional. We can also provide active treatments such as fissure sealing, fluoride and ozone therapies.