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Preventative Dentistry

Creating Healthy Smiles at Hills Dental Design

IBM Rewards Pennant HillsYour oral and overall health is our priority. Preventive dentistry is aimed at providing patients with the right education and treatment options to avoid the occurrence of periodontal (gum) disease. Many people are unaware that gum disease can impact their general health as well.

By giving you the tools and information to maintain a healthy smile and positive well-being, our team at Hills Dental Design are able to help you get the most out of your visits and limit the need for expensive, time consuming or even embarrassing treatment later on.

Generally, preventive dentistry focuses on monitoring and avoiding conditions like:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gingivitis
  • Bad breath
  • Oral cancers
  • Tooth grinding habits (bruxism)
  • Early signs of periodontal disease
  • The overall health of soft and hard tissues

Understanding Periodontal Disease

As the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, periodontal disease affects around 40% of the population worldwide. During the early stages, periodontal disease may be present only as gum inflammation but left untreated it can lead to serious decay, tooth loss and gum recession. It is linked with health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even premature birth rates.

Symptoms and Signs of Periodontal Disease

In some cases the signs of gum disease are difficult to notice. Generally though, one or more of the following symptoms may be present:

  • The teeth feel slightly loose
  • There is a bad taste in the mouth
  • The gums are red, swollen or tender
  • The tooth’s root are slightly exposed
  • Gums bleed when you brush and floss

As not all signs are always noticeable it is important to visit Hills Dental Design every 6 months for regular check-ups to ensure your oral health is up to standard. Thankfully if you get care early, periodontal disease can be treated.

Here at Hills Dental Design, we offer professional cleanings to remove plaque and also tartar from the surface, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist. By combining regular check-ups with your home oral health routine, we can ensure your smile will will remain sound without the loss of teeth and other detrimental health concerns.

Is Your Oral Health in Bad Condition?

If you have noticed your gums bleeding or are inflamed relatively consistently, you may be suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease. Contact our dental office now to book a consultation with us straightaway.

For further information about our cosmetic dental procedures, contact our Pennant Hills dentist today.


Hills Dental Design | Preventative Dentistry Pennant Hills
(02) 9484 1913