Preventative Dentistry is a key focus for our team at BEC Dental. Prevention and early interception of dental disease will help you maintain optimal oral health.
We have pioneered one of the longest-running dedicated preventative maintenance programs in Australia. Our dental hygienists/oral health therapists will assist you with your oral health needs, tailoring a preventative plan to you. They have a strongly holistic approach and focus on the link between oral health and our overall health. After all, the mouth is the gateway to our body.
All BEC Dental hygienists are carefully selected and trained to ensure they provide a consistent, painless, high standard of care and deliver a comfortable experience, so your visits feel more like a spa visit than a dental appointment. For more information, see your nearest BEC Dental practice website.
- A detailed assessment of the soft (gums) and hard tissues (bone and teeth) including an oral cancer screening
- Detection of gum disease and various oral diseases if present
- Professional gentle scale and cleaning involving the removal of plaque and tartar
- Stain removal
- Oral health education and oral hygiene instruction
- Dietary advice
- Fluoride treatments
- Prevention strategies
- Periodontal(gum) health measurement & any necessary x-rays
Our BEC Dental Hygienists perform gentle, thorough, professional cleaning helping you avoid future problems and leave your teeth feeling beautifully clean. Preventive dental care benefits everyone.
Coupled with a quality at-home care routine and regular examinations with your BEC Dentist, a preventative care appointment can help you prevent much more severe dental issues from arising in the future.
The mouth is the gateway to the body and often the entry point for infections which may spread to other parts of the body. Gum disease (Periodontitis) has been associated with a number of systemic diseases including heart disease, respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, and rheumatoid arthritis and there are recent studies showing links with Alzheimer’s disease.
Patients who are medically compromised with heart conditions and diabetes may require specific advice. Some prescribed medications can have an impact on oral health, such as a reduction in saliva levels, which increases retention of plaque to teeth surfaces and creates a highly acidic environment. For more information, see your nearest BEC Dental practice website.