Preventative Dentistry

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Preventative Dentistry

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Regular Check Ups

We all know prevention is better than cure, and routine dental check-ups are essential in maintaining good oral health. A qualified Dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, but also screen for oral cancers and check your jaw function. It’s also an opportunity to discuss any required treatment plans and answer your questions or concerns. By attending a regular check-up, we can identify and treat problems before you become aware of them.

Routine check-ups should be carried out at least every 6 months but your dentist will advise you on your individual requirements.


Healthy teeth

Dental Hygienists are specifically trained in periodontal disease, focusing on gum heath by promoting good oral hygiene.

Regular hygiene appointments can reduce the risk of gum disease which causes inflammation of the dental supporting tissues that can lead to recession of the surrounding bone and result in loose teeth or eventual tooth loss. There are also links between poor gum health and serious conditions such as heart disease, respiratory illness, diabetes and cognitive decline.

The hygienist will conduct a thorough check of your gum health, perform scale and polishing and provide advice on how to improve and maintain your dental hygiene, through diet, smoking cessation and correct teeth cleaning.

Alongside regular check-ups, hygiene appointments should be part of your regular dental care routine. We encourage children to be introduced to the hygienist as early as possible so they develop a relaxed approach to teeth cleaning procedures.

Therapeutic Guards

If you suffer from night time teeth clenching or grinding (Bruxism), you can experience a variety of symptoms:

  • Toothache
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Premature wear of teeth
  • Broken teeth

A therapeutic guard can be specifically created for you to prevent the grinding and relieve your discomfort. It is a small plastic device that fits comfortably over your front teeth, preventing the back teeth from meeting which relieves the clenching and stops the teeth from grinding. Worn at night it allows the jaw to relax and minimises the painful symptoms of Bruxism.

We work closely with anti-snoring laboratory technicians to assess your needs and provide devices that will prevent snoring.

Sports Guards

Rugby teeth Guard

To reduce the risk of traumatic damage to your teeth or mouth during contact sport we would recommend the use of a mouthguard.

A custom-made guard will fit your teeth closely and be comfortable as well as functional. They are less likely to fall out during contact sport and are much more durable than off the shelf options. A simple impression is taken and the guard moulded from that in a professional laboratory, it is a quick and easy process.