Prevention of any disease is always better than a cure. The best way to maintain a healthy mouth is to ensure daily brushing and flossing and reducing the frequency of sugary and acidic foods/drinks.
Regular, 6 monthly maintenance visits to the dentist ensures that if there are any problems, these are detected early and can be rectified with minimal damage having occurred.
Your maintenance visits consist of:
- Comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums
- Oral cancer screen
- Scale and clean
- Oral hygiene check and instructions if necessary
- Fluoride treatment
- X-rays (usually every 2 years)