Preventative Dentistry in Blenheim
Preventative dentistry forms the core of our comprehensive approach to dental health. Regular dental exams and oral hygiene appointments help us keep your teeth and gums healthy by preventing decay and detecting problems before they become serious.
You should have your teeth and mouth examined at least once a year. This ensures that we’ll spot and treat any problems early and it lets us monitor your long-term dental health. During your regular dental exam, we’ll also screen you for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer can be deadly if it’s untreated so it’s important to be screened regularly.
A professional cleaning consists of scaling to remove tartar and hardened plaque from your teeth, followed by a polishing to remove any stains from your enamel. Your hygienist may also recommend fluoride treatment to harden your enamel and protect it against cavities.