Preventative Dentistry

Prevention is always better than cure



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About Preventative Dentistry

Everything we do at Bethcar is designed to support your long-term oral health, and hopefully prevent you from needing any serious intervention. 

Sometimes things happen which are unavoidable, and some peoples’ teeth are more susceptible to damage than others. However, from our dental hygiene plans to our fluoral applications, our supplement information to orthodontic treatment, is designed to support your dental and therefore overall health.



Laura DaviesLaura Davies
11:23 24 Nov 22
Thank you to Clare the hygienist at Bethcar Dental practice for your amazing care today. Not only did Clare do an amazing job with my teeth (scrape and polish), she also provided excellent education and was genuinely interested in caring for my teeth and gum health. Clare was very warm and friendly but also extremely professional and put me at ease. The receptionists were also extremely welcoming. I would definitely recommend Bethcar Dental Practice
Andrew PittAndrew Pitt
15:49 23 Nov 22
Always had very good treatment at Bethcar Dental, as a team they have saved me from a gummy future.Claire the hygienist has done a great job of keeping my mouth, teeth and gums in tip top condition.I would highly recommend this practice, every member of the team welcome and treat you like you're a part of the family.Thank you.Keep up the good work.
R JenkinsR Jenkins
14:11 17 Nov 22
I would not hesitate in recommending Bethcar Dental Practice. The service my family and I have received has been outstanding. The ladies on reception are very helpful and friendly and go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Dr Laura Wedge and her assistant are very professional. They have provided excellent dental and aesthetic services. Laura’s calm and patient manner helped to calm my anxiety and gave me the confidence to ahead with procedures, and she always does a wonderful job. I was particularly impressed when I received a reply to a message sent on social media on a Sunday evening to arrange an emergency appointment for my daughter the following morning. Thank you Bethcar Dental!
Alan DaviesAlan Davies
15:25 18 Oct 22
I have been registered with this practice for a number of years and cannot praise them enough. The receptionists are always polite, helpful and informative and the staff are second to none. I have recently had some extensive work carried out by my Dentist (Laura Wedge) and I cannot fault my experience in any way. Both Laura and her dental nurse (Natalie) are highly competent at what they do and are also fun to be in the company of which actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure. I would highly recommend Bethcar Dental to anyone seeking a dentist as there are none better in my opinion
Amy De Havilland-hallAmy De Havilland-hall
20:13 11 Sep 22
We have just joined the practice after numerous let downs from our previous dentist. WOW! We were greeted by lovely,smiling receptionists and a friendly environment. When we saw our dentist (Laura Wedge),both her and the nurse were so kind to our children and letting them see everything and explaining it all. They were patient and made it all fun. My husband and I left feeling reassured we were receiving the best dental care and we both had a very clear understanding of what was what. I cannot recommend enough!

Treatment Benefits

Benefits Of Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is all about long-term health and the maintenance of your natural smile. As a result, it helps to protect not only your oral health but your general health and wellbeing, and even your self-confidence.


Benefits include:

Reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease

Preventative dentistry, including scaling and polishing of the teeth as well as regular check-ups, helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which in turn minimises the chances of getting cavities or losing teeth.

Promotes healthy oral hygiene habits

One of the key focuses of preventative dentistry is the development of healthy oral hygiene habits like regular, effective brushing and flossing. By looking after your teeth well every day you support the long-term wellbeing of your teeth and gums.

Early identification of any problems

Even with the best oral hygiene and care, things can occur, whether it’s overcrowding as children’s second teeth come in, a need for orthodontic care or mouth cancer. By having regular check-ups as part of a preventative dentistry approach, you can help to identify dental issues early, minimising the treatment and cost.


Maintaining your smile

While oral health is the main goal of preventative dentistry, we also want our teeth to look their best. The two things tend to go hand in hand, and through regular dental checks and good habits you can help maintain your smile and keep your teeth looking, as well as being healthy.

Why Choose Us

Prevention To Reduce Treatment & Increase Health

Your teeth are the gateway to your overall wellbeing, impacting your nutritional intake and even your cardiac health.

With that in mind, prevention is the leading goal of our practice.

We want to keep your teeth and mouth healthy in the long term. We aim to minimise interventions where possible and we always have our sights on keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life.


A few things you may like to know

Frequently Asked Questions

What is preventative dentistry?

Much as it sounds, preventative dentistry is dental care that aims to maintain good oral health over the course of your lifetime, minimising the likelihood of any problems.

What is preventative dentistry for?

Your dental health has a direct impact on your overall health and wellbeing, and while there are excellent options for anyone who loses one or multiple teeth over the course of their lifetime, it’s always preferable to keep all your own teeth where possible. Preventative dentistry aims to keep your teeth healthy, and as a result, to help protect your overall wellbeing.

What is involved in preventative dentistry?

Preventative dentistry focuses on regular check-ups and healthy habits like brushing, flossing and nutrition to support dental health. By starting in childhood, we can help individuals to develop good habits that will last a lifetime. Preventative dentistry also means checking for any issues so that they can be caught and addressed early on (such as overcrowding), and regular hygienist appointments to prevent the build-up of plaque that could lead to cavities.

Is mouth preventative dentistry right for me?

Preventative dentistry is a good idea for everyone, no matter how old you are. The earlier you start, the better, which is why we recommend that children opt into our children’s dental care programme as soon as their first teeth come through.

Young children

The earlier you start with preventative dentistry, the better, which is why we recommend children are registered with a paediatric dentist (like Bethcar), as soon as they get their first tooth. That can be as young as four months old, but they should certainly visit a dentist before their first birthday.

 Before developing serious dental issues 

Even if you don’t start on a dental hygiene plan as a child, it’s still a good idea to opt in as soon as you can. If you can do so before any serious dental issues have occurred, then it’s got a much better chance of preventing issues from developing too quickly.

After developing serious dental issues 

If you have already developed dental health issues, then it’s still worth registering with a dentist who practises preventative care. In doing so, you can monitor any issues to try to minimise the chances of them getting any worse, improve existing dental health, and identify any further issues before they become too serious.

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