Preventative Treatment at Dental Vitality

At our Dental Clinic in Deakin, patients of our practice are encouraged to see Charlie, our Oral Health Therapist at regular intervals recommended by their dentist. Charlie is highly trained to identify periodontal conditions and treat them accordingly. She works to support the treatment provided by Dr Thomas and Dr Sharon and is a valued member of the dental team.

Taking More Care about Your Teeth

The quote 'Prevention is better than cure is true when addressed to preventative dental care. It is crucial to your general health and well-being that you take fundamental steps to avoid the occurrence of major dental issues.

Not only do you save on dental treatments and related costs in the long run, getting ahead of any dental issues before they become severe can save you a lot of excessive hassles and anxiety. It also helps you to avert surgery.

Our preventative dental treatment encompasses the following:

  • At-home oral care: Brushing twice daily and flossing
  • Routine oral checkups: Yearly twice at the clinic
  • Professional in-clinic teeth cleaning
  • Diagnosis: To detect small problems before they become huge painful problems
  • Oral cancer checkup: For early gum disease discovery and medication
  • Preventative care: Comprises denture care and appropriate cleaning protocols
  • Tailored fitting of mouthguards: To keep the mouth and teeth of teenagers who are involved in sports regularly
  • Oral hygiene education: To encourage the appropriate diet and nutrition for healthy teeth and gums

Why We Need to Book Regular Dental Check

  • It is effortless to get caught up with the everyday responsibilities of work, school and family such that we ignore the significance of routine dental checks and cleans. We all understand how a healthy set of teeth is related to the quality of our life. After all, the condition of our teeth and gums directly influences the way we smile, speak, bite and chew.
  • Appointing dental checks and cleans is a crucial aspect of the oral care routines of any person – but specifically true for households with children. It is recommended that every family member should visit the dentist for a detailed check-up at least twice a year.
  • It doesn’t take so long for tartar and plaque to build up into oral cavities, gum diseases and other issues. Parents must take care that daily at-home brushing is not ample to maintain sufficient oral hygiene. It must be carried out by professional cleaning at the dentist’s office.
  • Routine dental checkups are also crucial to monitor the status of your teeth and gums. Using extremely accurate diagnostic devices, our dentist will be able to look out for signs that you may be unfamiliar with.

At Dental Vitality, we take an ardent means to address all potential issues at the root before they have an opportunity to expand into severe conditions.

Preventative Dentistry

The majority of our patients require regular hygiene treatments to remove accumulated plaque and calculus. During this appointment, Charlie will check your gum attachment and measure the depth of any identified pocketing. She will also recommend improvements to your home care if needed. Combined with sophisticated software, Charlie is able to track and monitor your gums and bone health. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is a progressive and destructive inflammatory disease resulting in bone loss and eventually tooth loss.

Our practice strives to help you avoid this condition or if already established, slow its progress. Research continues to show strong links between poor oral health and systemic disease including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, burning mouth syndrome, anxiety, depression, and peripheral neuropathy. Patients who have diabetes, epilepsy, cognitive issues, or dexterity restrictions often require special care.

Children’s Dentistry

Dentistry for Children and Teenagers

We are very grateful for the gentle care of our Oral Health Therapist, Charlton Asher. Charlie is trained to provide conservative dental treatment to young children and teenagers in a calm environment. As a family practice, we encourage a child’s first visit by the age of 2 years mainly for familiarisation and parent education.

Are you a New Patient with us?

Learn about our New Patient Examination process and get in touch with us to make a booking.

Oral Health Therapy

Services From Our Oral Health Therapist Include:

  • Comprehensive oral examination.
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants.
  • Low dosage digital x-rays when required.
  • Fluoride treatments when necessary.
  • Deciduous Restorative treatment.
  • Patient and parent education with special emphasis on tooth brushing, flossing and dietary advice.
  • Sports mouth-guards.
  • Trauma and emergency appointments.
  • Orthodontic assessment and referrals when necessary.

Looking for professional dental services in Canberra?

Look no further! We offer expert dentistry in a family friendly environment.
Contact our friendly team to make an appointment.