Preventive dentistry is the past, present and future aim of our dentist in East Belfast. Whilst dental treatments and procedures are continuously advancing, we continue to encourage and work towards preventive dentistry, as eliminating the potential problem at its root cause is better than battling it once the damage has occurred.
So what do we mean when we talk about preventive dentistry?
To begin with in order to safeguard your child’s teeth from developing tooth decay we provide fluoride applications which are painted onto the teeth and we can apply tooth-coloured fissure sealants to the biting surfaces of their teeth too. These safe and effective treatments help strengthen the teeth from the very beginning which helps prepare them for the future and adulthood
Early regular appointments with our dentist in East Belfast enables our team to spot early signs of underbites, crossbites and overbites and then make the necessary interventions. As with the majority of dental issues, the sooner treatment is put in place the sooner problems are resolved.
Whilst our treatments and procedures provide excellent care we also need to ensure that your child knows how to brush their teeth efficiently, so as to maintain excellent oral hygiene on a daily basis. This is why during our hygiene appointments, our hygienist will help teach your child the best methods of cleaning and check that good oral hygiene is developed.
There are huge benefits to attending regular appointments as a child, the most obvious one is to live with healthy gums and teeth! It is very easy for all of us to take our body for granted and only pay extra attention when something hurts, this is the same for our oral hygiene. However, when an oral hygiene routine is carried out effectively and efficiently on a regular basis it helps us gain healthy gums and teeth. By working with you and your child we can implement these positive methods from the very beginning.
Reducing the development of tooth decay is of utmost importance with every single patient, along with the need to reduce fillings later in life. By visiting the dentist regularly the need for treatments and procedures in general is minimised and therefore our dental team work towards this goal by encouraging your appointments.
There have been substantial studies into how children who visit the dental practice regularly throughout early childhood are less likely to grow up with fears or phobias over their dental visits. Our team at Sandown Dental believes in offering a friendly, approachable and knowledgeable service. Our receptionists are all fully qualified dental nurses so we are happy to answer any questions that you or your child have. From the moment you talk to our team we want you to be feeling comfortable and at ease, we want the same for your child. We work hard to provide the best experience to every single patient, no matter what their age, young or old. In this way we hope to encourage them to attend our practice regularly for the best dental health.