In the UK, more than 80% of people suffer from some type of gum disease, it also influences general health and well-being.
Preventative dentistry is the modern way of keeping your mouth healthy. This helps you to keep your teeth and reduce the amount of dental treatments needed. Preventative dentistry is beneficial to everyone that has some of their own teeth. However, those without teeth can also benefit from it, as conditions such as denture stomatitis and mouth cancer can be detected and treated early.
What is involved?
Firstly, your teeth and gums will be checked by your dentist and you will be advised on the best treatment needed. The main aim of this service is to ensure your mouth is extremely healthy, as people with a healthy mouth are unlikely to have gum disease or decay.
All plaque and tartar will be removed from your teeth. This is called ‘scale and polish’. At Muswell Hill Smile, we also include the Air flow polish stain removal treatment, which consists of teeth cleaning and fresh breath with a special choice of mint, orange, berry or cherry flavours.
You will also be shown the best way to brush and clean in between your teeth, through correctly brushing and flossing. To remove the bacterial plaque that forms on teeth. It is also important to know that when you eat sugary food and drinks, the bacteria in the plaque turns into acid which can also cause gum inflammation if it is not regularly treated.
After the treatment patients often comment on their teeth: ‘’My teeth have never felt this clean before’’.
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| Muswell Hill Smile,
115 Alexandra Park Road
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