Current Health care technology and systems are extremely
sophisticated and very impressive, but treat disease after
it has occurred.
A healthy body will send out a lot of signals and clues when
it is unwell. Tiredness, thirst, mild aches and twinges are
examples of these. The pace of modern life often forces us
to overlook these, or when mentioned, the complaint is not
treated with sympathy. If ignored, the system eventually collapses,
it is now not at ease (dis-ease).
The Chinese and Indian (Aryuvedic) models of health care look
for signs of "un well ness". They will note the
tired gait, the dry skin, the redness in the eyes, the laboured
breathing and proclaim you ill. "Treatment" consists
of rest, massage and controlled diet with moderate exercise.
At Dental clinique we would like to introduce this preventative
model to Dental health care.
The Dental well being model is designed to maintain health.
We feel that prevention should actively seek out "unwellness".
It completely overturns and moves away from the current system,
which is designed to look for disease.
The well being model regards the occurrence of disease
as a failure of the system. This change to active prevention
is made possible by using three criteria:
- Actively recording your health to our own designed Clinique
dental health review
- This allows us to recognize the very early onset of disease
and applying our preventative protocols
- Establishing long term maintenance protocols specifically
designed for each individual
The plan is holistic and understands that your general health
will affect your mouth. It takes into account the varying
Dental conditions and needs of individuals. We will look at
your breathing patterns (lip posture), muscles of chewing,
the way you bite (occlusion), the way your jaw and teeth are
formed (orthodontics), your past dental history (risk assessment),
the gum disease will be measured (in some cases up to 150
The Dental Health review will allow us to recognise your existing
patterns of disease and plot the future outcomes. We can then
discuss these with you and tailor make an individual treatment
In most cases these are simple. A change in your cleaning
regime may significantly reduce your future disease risk.
We feel that a patient should pay to have two conversations:
- For us to inform you that your oral health is stable
- For you to tell us that your mouth has been comfortable
We have worked hard to bring this model into our practice.
We have blended the existing science and purchased new technology
that allows prevention.
Dental Well Being allocates more time at the examination,
and the advice that follows. We would like you to understand
the nature of what can become of concern, only then can you
adopt the recommended changes. We feel that there is considerable
economy in time, trouble (and cost) to keep disease at bay.
It is to this end we have designed the Clinique Care Plan