Dentistry has changed immensely over the last 25 years.
Not only has the equipment, products and services changed but so has the manner in which we provide dental treatment.
In the past 25 years there has been a complete shift from reactive to preventative dentistry.
Transitioning from Reactive to Preventive Dentistry
Currently, dentistry is very much prevention-oriented. This means that instead of reacting to a problem or disease when it is far advanced, we aim our dental treatment to the prevention of dental problems or disease.
We take action before dental problems start or at least before they have a chance to cause irreversible damage. With the prevention-oriented model of care comes better outcomes. Ultimately, this can lead to disease prevention and people keeping their teeth for life.
Be sure to attend your dental appointment every 3, 4, or 6 months, based on your dentist’s recommendations. When you see your dentist and dental hygienist, they are examining your oral cavity for early signs of disease. These early warning signs can allow us to treat a disease while it is in progress, prior to it taking hold and causing destruction. At times, some forms of dental disease can even be reversed.
It is important to follow the schedule recommended by your dentist or hygienist. Every person is a bit different when it comes to how fast plaque builds up on their teeth. If you are one of the lucky ones you can come less often. However, don’t assume that because another member of your family or friends can wait 6 months that you can, too.
Please remember that maintaining good oral health requires a cooperative effort. Your dentist needs your help to protect your teeth and gums.
At Dentistry at Clarkson Village Shoppes, we provide patients a full range of oral health care services. We welcome children and elderly patients in our practice so please feel free to book multiple appointments for your loved ones.
We’ll continue to see changes in dentistry and our dental team in Mississauga will work hard to ensure you enjoy access to the latest dental innovations.