Preventive Dentistry

What is Preventive Dentistry?

At Smile Hawthorn, we have a strong focus on preventive dentistry as a foundation for healthy gums, strong teeth and bright smiles.

It's a combination of regular dental check-ups along with developing good habits like brushing and flossing.

Oral health is connected to the health of your body as a whole. Maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health

Preventive dentistry

Preventive Dentistry Includes:

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Regular Dental Checkups

Regular checkups including xrays, can help identify dental-related and non-dental-related problems early on and allows for more simple and inexpensive treatment to be provided.

Tooth Care

Brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoridated toothpase can reduce the incidence of decay and the need for more expensive treatment like fillings and crowns.

Healthy Diet

The foods you eat have a profound effect on your teeth, your health and subsequently, your quality of life. Consuming a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, meats and fish, nuts and seeds, eggs and dairy can make them healthier for you and your family.

Manage Dental Trauma

Dental trauma is an injury to the mouth, including teeth, lips, gums, tongue, and jawbones. These injuries are typically very painful and should receive prompt treatment and followed up routinely.

Gum Care

Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing help remove plaque and calculus (tartar) build up which can reduce the chance of gum disease, bad breath and tooth loss.

Children's Dentistry

Encouraging good dental care and maintenance at a young age can set children up for a life of minimal dental problems and good overall health.


The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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About Us

Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.