Preventative Care

Preventative Care

At Gerrards Cross Dentist our aim is to prevent disease first to keep your valuable teeth untouched! Where we need to carry out restorative work, our dentists are conservative which means they will do their best to protect your tooth structure as much as possible and give you advice on how to maintain your teeth in good condition.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you need to have less dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better you prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth for life.

When the dental team and patient work together, this can help to prevent the need for treatment – especially fillings and extractions. Your dental team will recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a ‘maintenance plan’ to help you keep it that way.

Can everybody benefit from preventive dentistry?

Yes. Preventive dentistry will benefit anyone with some of their own teeth. People who don’t have any teeth can also benefit, because conditions such as mouth cancer and denture stomatitis can be spotted during regular visits to the dental team and then treated. It is excellent for children and young people, but it is never too late to start.

What is involved?

Your dental team will first check your teeth and gums, and talk to you about any treatment you need. The main aim is to help you get your mouth really healthy. The dental team will thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is often called a ‘scale and polish’.

The dental team will show you the best ways to brush, and how to clean in between your teeth using interdental brushes or floss, to remove the bacterial ‘plaque’ which forms constantly on your teeth.

 

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