Preventive Dentistry Balwyn North

Not only are healthy teeth and gums important for proper pronunciation and for digestion, they contribute to social awareness and acceptance, and even affect our self-esteem.

Why prevention is the best treatment

Oral health diseases can become costlier to treat the longer they are left and, in the case of oral cancer, can even be life threatening. Oral health has been linked to the severity of a number of systemic diseases like bowel and pancreatic cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory and Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetes, strokes and adverse pregnancy outcomes. At Boroondara Family Dentist, we recommend a check-up every 6-12 months.

What does a check-up involve?

We check the health of your teeth and gums, clean tartar and take regular x-rays—using digital x-rays to reduce the amount of radiation—so that we can identify and fix problems early and prevent the need for more costly treatment. We also take the time to educate you on good oral health and, in particular, on topics that might be necessary or of interest to you, such as: flossing technique, diet and teeth grinding. We also check for dry mouth, which can be related to Sjorgen’s syndrome, lupus, diabetes and different medications. Saliva is an important natural defence against tooth decay and gum disease, something that needs to be detected and treated early.

For all appointments

Please call 03 9857 7886 or