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Dental prevention is all about reducing the need for treatment. We’ll help you to look after your teeth and gums so that they remain as healthy as possible.
Together, we will protect your teeth and gums so that you’re less likely to experience problems in the future. Preventive dental care can reduce the risk of toothache, cavities, gum disease, enamel loss and other issues. You’ll need less dental treatment in the future if you take good care of your teeth now.
Preventive dental care is something that we will work on together. You are preventing decay and other problems every time that you brush your teeth. We’ll support you with regular dental checks, teeth cleaning, and Preventive treatments. Here are the key steps we’ll take together.
1. Brush Your Teeth:
Cleaning your teeth thoroughly is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day. We can give you some personalised advice on tooth brushing and dental hygiene during your appointment to help you to care for your teeth.
2. Eat a Healthy Diet:
What you eat can have a big impact on your teeth. Too much sugar can increase the risk of cavities, while eating acidic foods can damage your enamel. We recommend limiting these types of foods to prevent problems. Chewing sugar-free gum can help too. It’s also important to eat a balanced diet so that your body has all the nutrients it needs for healthy teeth and gums. Other bad habits that could stain or damage your teeth include smoking and drinking lots of coffee.
3. See Your Dentist Regularly:
Getting regular dental checks is an essential part of dental prevention. We will check to see how well our prevention efforts are going. We’ll detect any developing issues, such as signs of gum disease or areas where plaque is building up. Your dentist will tell you how often you should get a check-up.
4. Professional Teeth Cleaning:
Brushing your teeth isn’t always enough to prevent any plaque from forming. You might not be able to reach every part of your teeth and you can’t clean the areas under the gum line. We have special tools that we can use to remove plaque and tackle problem areas. Oral hygiene treatments should be a routine part of your dental care.
5. Preventive Dental Treatments:
The steps we take together to look after your teeth are very effective, but they can’t always prevent every problem. If an issue is spotted at your dental check-up or you start experiencing symptoms, we may recommend Preventive dental treatment to stop it getting worse. Preventive dental care can involve anything from fillings to stop tooth decay from spreading to orthodontic treatment to prevent damage to protruding teeth. We’ll recommend treatment if they can prevent future problems and help you to avoid more intervention later.
Get in touch or make an appointment if you have questions about looking after your teeth or to arrange Preventive treatments. You might also be interested in our dental plans, which all include Preventive care or hygiene sessions.