Hygiene and Prevention

Prevention is the heart of what we do and care the most. Prevention of the tooth and gum conditions that cause or contribute to serious oral and general health problems is critically important. Bentleigh Dental Care educates you about these conditions and causes at your initial exam and thoroughly discusses the most effective treatment plan.

Prevention begins with the removal of plaque and digitally produced x-rays to evaluate the state of your roots and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar. Unchecked plaque is the cause of gingivitis, cavities and periodontal disease with its many complications.

During hygiene appointments, our intra-oral cameras let you see what we see. With our no-pain EMS scaler (plaque remover) and the gentle touch of our dentists, you will have a stress-free experience.

Bentleigh works with you to remove or lessen financial barriers that may discourage you from seeking essential preventative exams and treatments.