Preventative Dentistry

Successful prevention of dental disease starts early in life. We give patients and parents advice on good oral hygiene techniques, diet and fluoride use. We encourage regular attendance to enable us to identify any potential problems early on because we know that basic preventative measures can dramatically improve longterm oral health. We utilise fluoride varnish applications and the undertaking of resin fissure sealants to help us achieve this.

During your dental appointment we check several things, not just your teeth. We examine the head and neck, record medical and social histories and relevant disease risk factors. We look at the teeth, gums and soft tissues and we decide if any x-rays are required, and we advise you on our findings. This is followed by a discussion with you on treatment options where necessary and once agreed a written treatment plan can be provided showing what will be undertaken and all costs involved. We always encourage you to bring a chaperone or someone whose advice you value when making important decisions

We adhere to NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines which state a patient should be placed into a risk category and then assigned an appropriate recall interval. This means a patient who frequently suffers from dental disease is seen more often than a patient who is dentally fit, meaning tailored care for every patient.


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