CFS Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventive Dentistry

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Listed here, you will find some of the most common questions we hear from patients. If your specific enquiry is not listed here, we welcome you to contact our dental clinic.

Preventive Dentistry

You sure can. We can only guide and encourage you; you are the most crucial key to your success in preventative dentistry. Your commitment to regular cleaning of your gums and teeth is paramount to optimum oral health.

Here are some of the ways you can support a healthy smile at home.

Teeth Brushing

Brushing your teeth is about more than just running a toothbrush and toothpaste quickly over your teeth. It is really about removing the white, sticky plaque that quickly forms near the gumline.

To achieve this, be sure to angle your toothbrush to 45 degrees and gently brush teeth at the gums, in addition to cleaning the surfaces of all of the teeth. The entire process should take about two minutes (or more) and should be done twice daily.

Flossing Teeth

Flossing your teeth daily is essential to maintaining healthy gums and fresh breath. Think of your floss as a flexible scraper designed to remove plaque and food particles from the teeth. Floss each side of the tooth with a gentle up and down motion. Floss beneath the gumline, but never force the floss; stop when you feel resistance. Flossing should be comfortable when performed on healthy gums.


Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the body needs supports your overall health and immune system. If you would like additional information about foods that promote healthy teeth, bone and gums, we are happy to discuss those at your next visit to CFS Dental.

Preventative care helps to prevent the onset of dental disease, and its progression into more serious oral health problems. 

Simply put, preventive dentistry strives to save and protect natural teeth whenever possible. Taking care of your natural teeth will often help you avoid more costly and invasive treatment in the future.

Gum Disease and Overall Health

Current dental medicine suggests bacterial toxins from gum and bone disease can have wide-ranging detrimental effects on a number of health conditions, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Premature and under-developed births
  • Obesity
  • Renal failure

Recent research also links periodontal disease with certain types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and even rheumatoid arthritis.

If a simple problem is not attended to, it will develop further and become more challenging to treat. This also means the treatment will be more expensive and time-consuming. It is essential to understand that the more straightforward the procedure, the more likely it is to succeed.

At CFS dental, Dr Ng and Dr Szeman will strive to offer you the simplest solution for your dental problems. We will also make sure that you understand the consequences of non-treatment so that you can make an informed choice for the future of your smile.

Everyone should be empowered to learn how to prevent dental disease. At CFS Dental, we strongly believe good preventative dentistry should start at an early age. We like to cultivate healthy habits in young children, so they learn how to clean and care for their gums and teeth for the rest of their lives.

By educating young children, they grow and develop understanding the importance of oral hygiene and prevention. We also educate parents on habit management, healthy nutrition and how to care for their children’s teeth as they develop.

For adults, we realise that not everyone had access to quality dentistry in the past, and will address your current conditions to help you prevent new ones from developing. Education is an important part of what we do, and our team is passionate about helping patients of any age achieve their healthiest smiles.

The foundation of the preventive care we offer includes:

  • Dental exams
  • Scale and polish
  • Periodontal care
  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Fluoride application
  • Fissure sealants

The frequency of your preventive visits depends on your personal needs and any underlying oral or medical conditions. We recommend treatment based on individual needs and will be happy to discuss ways you can protect your smile and eat comfortably. We welcome you to get in touch to arrange a booking.

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