Preventive Services


M Dental/Dentist Palmerston North-Dr. Uday Kasture

We are pleased to offer a range of services to help meet your oral health needs and to give you the best smile we can. Listed below are only a few of our available services, if you have questions on something not detailed here, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff for more information.

Here at M Dental, we believe in Preventive Dentistry. This is a life-long process that aims to reduce the required restorations in your lifetime. Preventive Dentistry allows you to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. It also allows you to maintain the optimum health of your teeth and gums.

Preventive care is of great benefit to patients of all ages and should begin as early as possible. It is never too late or too early in life to begin a good dental hygiene routine.

Below are some handy tips:

Brush your teeth at least twice per day

Floss at least once per day. When flossing, ease the floss gently between the two teeth and use the floss to gently “scrape” at the sides of each tooth to remove any bacteria or plaque.

Brush with a soft round bristle toothbrush. Place your toothbrush at the gum-line, this is where the gum meets the tooth, at a 45 degree angle (allowing you to clean under the gum line). Bacteria accumulate quite rapidly along the tooth at the gum line, so it is essential to focus on this area.

Brush your gums very gently. The recommended brushing motion is a circular massaging technique along the gum-line and gently around each individual tooth. It is essential not to brush too vigorously as this form of intense brushing can injure your gums and teeth over time.

Use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue which will remove additional bacteria and freshen your breath. Pay special attention to the back of your tongue, bacteria tends to accumulate here the most. A clean tongue should be a healthy pink colour.

Replace your toothbrush every three months.

Use toothpaste with fluoride for cavity protection.

Regularly see our dentist for examinations and teeth cleaning.

If you suspect you have a problem (sudden sensitivity of a tooth, pain in the jaw/teeth etc) or have recently lost a part of tooth or filling due to trauma or simply by eating, see us immediately. Don’t wait until the problems becomes unbearable.

For more personalised hygiene tips, please see our dentist for a regular check-up.

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