Preventative Dentistry Gold Coast

Maintain better overall oral health and avoid the damage that tooth decay and gum disease can cause with preventative dentistry. Work with your dentist to implement a healthy daily oral care routine and visit us every six months for your check up and dental clean.

What is preventative dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is where we take a preventative approach to your oral health. We’ll set you up to maintain a healthy oral routine at home: brushing morning and night and being sure to floss and mouthwash once a day. As well as your personal routine, we’ll schedule you in to visit us every six months for a dental clean and check up.

What benefits does preventative dentistry offer you?

Keeping your teeth in a clean and healthy condition prevents tooth decay and gum disease, and works to prevent costly dental treatments. Regular check ups also work to prevent these costly treatments as our detailed dental examinations can spot issues like tooth decay, long before a full filling is required. Once spotted, we can address the issue and help you get back on the path to optimal oral health.

We tailor each preventive treatment plan to your unique circumstances. Our state of the art diagnostic, therapeutic, and support services allow us greater flexibility in providing individual care plans.

Diet and Decay

Your teeth, bones and the soft tissues in your mouth require a healthy and well balanced diet. A balanced diet that enjoys foods from all five food groups helps you minimise and avoid cavities. We know that sugary snacks and drinks are no good for your teeth, but most snack food you’ll find will damage your teeth. Healthier snack food such as vegetables and low-fat yoghurt and cheeses will promote stronger, healthier teeth.

When your teeth and gums are exposed to large amounts of starch or sugar, they’ll react with the natural bacterias in your mouth. Together, they’ll form an acid that eats away at your tooth enamel. Food and drink like lollies, juices, or soft drinks cause deposits in your teeth. These bond with bacteria and form plaque on the teeth. Deposits and plaque together can also form those acids — this leads to decaying.

Preventative Dentistry: Why brush and floss regularly

Brushing and flossing regularly removes the plaque build up on your teeth and gums. Failing to remove this plaque can cause inflammation in your gums that results in gingivitis (where your gums bleed while brushing) and in some cases can lead to infection of the bone (periodontitis).

Gum disease usually goes unnoticed because it all happens under the gum-line in the collar of your gum tissue around the tooth. You may not be aware of the ongoing loss of bone support around the tooth. So, if you smoke, have a family history of tooth loss, or brush your teeth ineffectively, you may be at risk of losing your teeth to periodontal disease.

Gum disease affects over 80% of adults at some point in their life and is the main cause of adult tooth loss in Australia. With regular radiographic examinations, our team may intercept the progression of gum disease and stop it in its tracks.

Preventative dentistry helps you keep your oral health in perfect check.

Meet Your Local Arundel Dentist

Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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