What Is The Difference Between General Dentistry And Preventive Dentistry

Press Release   •   Aug 17, 2017 16:07 AEST

Preventative DentistryDentistry is the evaluation, diagnosis and the treatment of oral diseases. General dentistry involves the primary or the basic dental care for people of all ages. Preventive dentistry on the other hand aims to prevent gum diseases, tooth decay and other oral heath issues by taking appropriate measures so that emergency or extensive oral care is not required in the future.

A majority of dentists are general dentists, who along with diagnosis and treatment also assess the impact of dental conditions on the overall health of the patient. Dental diseases, if not treated in time can have a serious effect on our body; it can lead to infection, loss of teeth and damage to the nerves and bones.

A general dentist performs many dental procedures and provides different services. Dental fillings, crowns and bridges, dental implants, root canal procedures, cleaning and bonding are some of the common services offered by dentists. General dentists also perform oral surgery, restorative treatments and take care of gum diseases. Preventive dentistry is also a major part of their service along with counselling on issues of oral care that may affect your overall health.

While general dentistry involves the treatment of a presently occurring oral problem, preventive dentistry aims to gauge the health condition of your teeth and ascertain the course of action to prevent gum diseases in future. For example, X-rays may be needed to see the extent of the tooth decay and treatments suggested accordingly to prevent further damage.

Preventive dentistry involves a complete check-up of your teeth to determine decay or cavities. It is recommended that such an examination may be done every six months to prevent dental issues that may arise in future. Professional cleaning of the teeth is also a part of preventive dentistry; here your dentist will remove the plaque or tartar build-up to prevent gum disease and deterioration of the teeth.

Home care plays an important role in preventing future oral problems. You must maintain oral hygiene with proper brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Using a fluoride toothpaste prevents dental cavities and your dentist may recommend it as a part of Professional General Dentistry services.

Dentists at Integrity Dental have been providing specialist dental care for more than three decades to the people in Australia. Their services include general dentistry procedures, preventive dentistry, restorative as well as cosmetic dentistry. The clinic also offers tongue tie and Lip Tie Release along with other oral treatments.

Employing the latest advanced dentistry techniques and using state-of-the-art equipment, the specialists at Integrity Dental ensure that you get the best of oral care that you could hope for. To book an appointment visit their website at

Welcome to Integrity Dental where we have been dedicated to creating healthy and beautiful smiles for over 30 years. We endeavour to provide you with the highest level of service and care that will exceed your expectations. Our friendly dentists and staff are committed to helping you achieve both excellent dental health and a beautiful smile for life. Some of our great services are General Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry and Tongue Tie and Lip Tie procedures. We are a family focused dental practice caring for you at all stages of life.