29 Blaauwberg Service Road, Table View
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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

We encourage our patients to maintain a good at-home oral care regimen, eat a healthy, balanced diet and visit our practice for bi-annual dental check-ups and cleanings

Fluoride Applications

Professional fluoride application helps protect teeth against plaque and cavities by strengthening enamel and arresting early signs of decay.

The enamel of the tooth can be weakened through a process known as demineralization which happens with exposure to acids produced when the sugars in our foods are broken down by bacteria. Fluoride helps mineralize the enamel and restore its strength.

Fluoride application is recommended at each cleaning appointment to ensure that your teeth are as resistant to decay as possible.

Scale & Polish

Gum disease is often caused by a build up of plaque bacteria, the best way to remove this is by twice daily tooth brushing. But no matter how well you clean your teeth there will always be hard to reach areas that are tricky to keep clean. In these areas, plaque bacteria can accumulate and may eventually mineralise to form a tough, crusty deposit called calculus or tartar, which is impossible to remove by brushing alone. If not removed, more plaque can build up around the tooth and potentially under the gum line, leading to the progression of gum disease.

To reduce the risk of gum disease or to help stop it from becoming more serious, we recommend that you have a professional clean, called a scale and polish, to get your teeth properly clean.