Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dental care is a proactive approach to maintaining oral health and preventing dental problems before they arise or worsen. It involves a combination of regular oral hygiene practices, routine dental check-ups, and specific preventive procedures to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.

Some of the benefits of preventive dental care are:

• It prevents gum disease, which is a common cause of tooth loss and bad breath. Gum disease can also affect your overall health and increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

• It prevents tooth decay, which can cause pain, infection, and damage to your teeth and nerves. Tooth decay can also affect your chewing, speaking, and smiling abilities.

• It brightens your smile by removing the stains and discolouration caused by food, drinks, tobacco, and aging. A brighter smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem.

• It saves you money by avoiding the need for more expensive and complex dental treatments in the future. Preventive dental care is a cost-effective investment in your oral health and well-being.


Some of the preventive dental care services that we offer at O’Connor Dental Surgery are:

  • Routine check-ups and cleanings: We recommend that you visit us every six months for a comprehensive oral examination and a professional cleaning. This allows us to monitor your oral health, detect and treat dental issues early, and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums.

Fluoride treatments: Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to strengthen your enamel and prevent decay. We apply a fluoride gel or varnish to your teeth after your cleaning to protect them from cavities.

Fissure sealants: Fissure sealants are protective coatings that are applied to the grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. These areas are often hard to reach and clean, making them prone to decay. Fissure sealants fill in these gaps and create a smooth surface that is easier to clean and resistant to bacteria.

Oral hygiene education: We teach you how to take care of your teeth and gums at home and provide you with tips and advice on brushing flossing diet, and fluoride use. We also answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your oral health.

At O’Connor Dental Surgery, we are committed to providing you with the best preventive dental care possible. We care about your smile and your well-being, and we want to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for life.
If you want to learn more about preventive dental care and how it can benefit you, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are happy to hear from you and provide you with the dental care that you deserve.