Preventive Dentistry in Modbury, SA

We know it can be difficult for busy families to make time in their schedules for preventive dental care. But preventive dentistry is the best way to help keep your oral health on track. Routine dental visits help to prevent the formation of cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, gingivitis and other issues that can put your healthy teeth at risk. Biannual visits to our Adelaide, SA dental surgery mean we can monitor your oral health and catch any problems before they become painful and costly.

Has it been a while since your last visit to the dentist? We welcome you to Plaza Dental Care. We always accept new patients.

Your Preventive Care Exam

When you arrange a booking at our Adelaide, SA dental clinic, Dr Narelle Van Velzen will examine your teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay or gum disease. We often recommend x-rays so Dr Van Velzen can detect any problems that might be lurking below the surface of the teeth. The earlier a problem is detected, the more often it is easier and less invasive it is to treat.

Our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove the build-up of any plaque. Even the most diligent brusher and flosser cannot remove plaque once it hardens into tartar, and your toothbrush simply cannot remove it all. Keeping your teeth free of tartar build-up makes them look whiter and healthier, and removing this substance also promotes good gum health.

Preventive care visits are only part of a good oral health plan, so while you are here, we’ll also go over your home care routine to ensure you are using the best brushing and flossing techniques. Good habits at home are crucial to your oral health.

If you have any questions, we invite you to ask those during your appointment. We believe that the more educated patients are about their oral health, the better able they are to make good decisions about it.

The Systemic and Oral Health Connection

Patients of all ages benefit from preventive dentistry because it can protect your overall well-being. Proper oral care can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which can reduce your risk of developing other health problems. More and more studies show a connection between the health of your mouth and the health of your body. Not taking care of your teeth and gums can contribute to serious health conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory disease
  • Stroke

Save Time and Money with Good Preventive Care

Simply put, it is usually cheaper, in the long run, to take good care of your natural teeth. Routine preventive care often means you can avoid needing treatment for more serious, usually preventable conditions such as root canals. This might also mean you’ll spend less time in the dental chair.

We Welcome Your Call

At Plaza Dental Care, we look forward to providing you and your family with quality preventive dental care. It’s easy to schedule a booking. 

We can’t wait to see your smiles.