General dentistry

Preventative Dentistry. Prevention is always better than any cure.

The aim of preventive dentistry is exactly as the name suggests – to actively work to prevent dental problems and related health conditions before they begin. The health of your mouth is vital to the health of your entire body. Few people realise that poor oral health can lead to general health issues. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adult Australians, yet this disease can be prevented with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

About Preventative Dentistry at Drouin Dental.

At Drouin Dental, we take a holistic approach to health, encouraging a dental hygiene program that helps patients maintain effective oral health, together with overall wellbeing. We are aware of the impact tooth loss can have on a person’s confidence, day-to-day lifestyle and general well-being. Our patients are able to have their teeth checked by a member of our dental hygiene staff every three to six months.

Education is the key to managing your oral health.

Our dental hygienist offers specialty services in:

  • Patient oral health education
  • Cleaning and Hygiene appointments
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Periodontal appointments
  • Treatment of gum disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I brush my teeth? close
    • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums
    • Move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes
    • Brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth
    • Use the “toe” of the brush to clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, using a gentle up-and-down stroke
    • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
  • How do I floss my teeth? close
    • Break off about ten centimetres of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. Wind the remaining floss around the same finger of the opposite hand. This finger will take up the floss as it becomes dirty. Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers
    • Guide the floss between your teeth using a gentle rubbing motion. Never snap the floss into the gums
    • When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C shape against one tooth. Gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth
    • Hold the floss tightly against the tooth. Gently rub the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum with up and down motions
    • Repeat this method on the rest of your teeth
    • Don’t forget the back side of your last tooth.

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