The key to successful oral health is identifying and treating potential problems before they become an issue. Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth.

At Murray Turner Dental Surgeons we are very conscious of providing ongoing maintenance of health of teeth and gums. Not only do we teach correct tooth brushing and flossing but also roll of saliva, which can be affected by drugs, medication, lifestyle and disease.

As part of a preventative health care plan we will work with you to develop a customised approach to dental hygiene that incorporates dental examination, tooth cleaning and may include tooth scaling and X-rays.

One of our goals is to prevent, uncover or treat problems as early as possible. Professional cleaning is a preventive procedure that should be done every six months – more frequently for some at-risk individuals. Regular cleaning keeps your teeth free from plaque and prevents many problems before they begin.

Poor oral health and periodontal disease is known to increase risks for respiratory infections, diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease.