Practicing Preventive Dentistry – Three Part Series
Varsity Smiles is the Gold Coast’s newest preventive dentistry practice, conveniently located on the corner of Christine Avenue and Bermuda Street.
Unlike other dental practices, Varsity Smiles focuses on developing long-term relationships with its patients. If you’re interested in achieving and maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile, we encourage you to make an appointment. In return, we can guarantee that we will work with you to provide dental care that goes beyond your regular check-up. After all, a healthy and beautiful smile requires preventive care between your visits to the dentist.
For those still requiring a little extra motivation to get themselves on track to positive dental health, we’ve put together a three part series on preventive dentistry.
- How to get started with a preventive dental plan (visiting the dentist)
- Why you need to visit the dentist and what to expect during a check up, and
- The benefits of practicing preventive dentistry, and how to look after your teeth between visits
How to get started with a preventive dental plan (visiting the dentist)
The first step is pretty straight forward – get off your backside and visit a dentist. If you’re visiting a dentist already, ensure that they are genuinely interested in your oral health and what you are doing between visits. If your dentist does not show a genuine interest in your overall dental health then it’s time to look elsewhere.
When it comes to visiting the dentist for a check-up, there are usually a great deal of excuses to choose from. ‘I don’t have the time’, ‘I don’t have the money’, ‘visiting the dentist hurts’. While visiting the dentist might cause some initial inconveniences, they are tiny in comparison with what can result if you leave your dental health un-monitored.
If you have a young family, it’s important not to convey any of your own negative perceptions to your children. Encouraging them to adopt a positive attitude toward dental care is actually one of the best things you can do to ensure overall positive health and well-being.
A regular check-up takes less than a half-hour from your day and is only required twice a year, and the cost is a fraction of what can result should you require extensive dental restoration.
Modern technologies also mean that a regular check-up will cause virtually no discomfort. Modern studies have revealed that a combination of negative past experiences and general dental anxieties make people avoid a check-up. This causes problems down the track when minor issues that could have been easily treated become more problematic.
Visiting a dental practice that is interested in your overall dental health is essential if you wish to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. A good dentist will also provide you with the knowledge you need to maintain your teeth between visits.
Varsity Smiles is interested in the long term health of your smile. We provide a friendly and educative environment to ensure you have adopted the best possible preventive dental plan.
Next month we will discuss what you can expect during a dental check-up.
For more information, or to make an appointment please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.