Preventative Dentistry looks at ways to protect and maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
At Cirencester Dental and Aesthetics we will detect and correct problems before they pose a serious threat to your dental health. We will work with you to prevent cavities and gum disease, and take genuine pride in keeping your mouth healthy for life.
The list below contains important elements of an excellent long-term dental health plan.
- Home Care Regimen: This includes brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and using a fluoride mouth rinse.
- Regular Dental Visits: It is important to visit your dentist for regular checks. Early detection and treatment can reverse common dental problems and save expensive corrective procedures later on. Regular hygiene visits will maintain gum health.
- Healthy Diet: Sugary and acidic food and drinks will erode enamel and create cavities, so avoid food and drink that are high in either one.
- Stop Smoking:Try to quit or at least cut back. Smoking reduces blood flow to the gums and causes problems like staining, bad breath, gum disease, and mouth cancer.
- Dental X-Rays: Routine x-rays help your dentist to identify dental disease before it has the chance to do serious damage. We can detect early tooth decay, bone loss, and can diagnose problems such as impacted wisdom teeth, making treatment planning more effective.
- Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride strengthens enamel, protecting the teeth from acids produced by bacteria in plaque, and from dietary acids. Teeth weakened by acids can also be hardened with fluoride. Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay.
- Fissure Sealants: A protective resin applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. They seal off the grooves on your back teeth so that bacteria do not set in and create decay.
For more information about our Preventative Dentistry resources, contact Cirencester Dental and Aesthetics now on 01285 653251. We will help you maintain a healthy smile for life that you will be proud to show off.
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