Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the modern approach to reducing the amount of dental treatment required to maintain a healthy mouth and help keep your teeth for life.

Tooth loss primarily results from gum disease and decay. A proactive approach to the management of these causes therefore increases the opportunity for prevention.

Whilst it is the ideal way to manage the oral healthcare of children and young adults, it is the recommended approach for everyone – including people with false teeth who can benefit through the early identification of conditions like mouth cancer and denture stomatitis.

Through recommended treatment and a maintenance plan, the combined efforts of the dentist, hygienist and patient can help prevent the need for treatment and so avoid the historical pattern of fillings and extractions.

At Barker Dental Care, we believe prevention is better than a cure. Good oral hygiene, regular professional cleaning, and a healthy diet are the keys to preventing dental problems and ensuring that your teeth look good and function well. We have a choice of three experienced hygienists who play a crucial role in achieving this end. Our hygienists will not only thoroughly clean and polish your teeth but will also advise you on the techniques and tools you need to maintain excellent oral hygiene. We also offer a selection of oral hygiene products for sale at the practice.