Preventive and Diagnostic

Why we love preventive dental health care

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At Shepherds Hill Dental, we believe preventive diagnostic dentistry is better than the cure.

Preventive dentistry includes all the steps we take to prevent dental problems and disease in the first place. The most cost-effective and long-term approach to your smile and teeth is to take care of them and stop problems before they even start.

Preventing dental problems is our focus

At Shepherds Hill Dental Centre, we enjoy partnering with as many patients as we can to maintain and protect the health of their teeth and smile, preventing dental problems in the long-term.

We approach our preventive services in three main ways:

  1. Prevention against dental decay: with >dental check-ups and fissure sealants
  2. Prevention against gum disease: with dental check-ups
  3. Prevention against tooth wear and tear : with night guards for tooth grinding and sports mouthguards

What is the biggest dental problem you see as a dentist?

Dental decay is the biggest of the preventable dental problems we deal with on a day-to-day basis.

While many people think the dentist is all about fillings and extractions, at Shepherds Hill Dental Centre we like to take a patient’s focus back to prevention. Our dentists and hygienists all believe that prevention is better than cure.

It’s for this reason that we have such a strong focus on hygiene, education and empowering our patients to prevent painful and costly dental problems.

The great thing about your teeth is that if you take good care of them and have regular check-up and clean appointments, then all those costly and painful dental problems can be prevented.

Ask anyone who has had implants, root canals, dentures or other restorative dental treatments, and most of them will probably tell you that it would’ve been cheaper and more functional if they had prevented dental problems in the first place and saved their own natural teeth.

At Shepherds Hill Dental Centre we aim to partner with each of our patients and focus on Preventive Dental Health Care together. If you are interested in discussing this with us or want to book an appointment then please call us on (08) 8278 6858 or contact us.

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Preventive dentistry focuses on maintaining good oral health through regular check-ups, cleanings, and other measures to prevent dental issues before they arise.

Our diagnostic services include comprehensive dental exams, X-rays, oral cancer screenings, and assessments to detect any potential issues early on.

It is recommended to visit the dentist every six months for preventive care to ensure any issues are caught early and to maintain optimal oral health.