Preventative Dental Care In Richmond
Here at Sheen Dental we take preventative dental care very seriously indeed which is why we recommend that all of our patients visit us at six monthly intervals or even more frequently if required. The whole point of regular visits to the dentist is that it enables us to detect the early signs of any oral problems and to act on them before the problem escalates. We also like to give our patients a professional tooth clean at this time since this has been proven to help avoid tooth decay. Good oral hygiene is also key to the success of dental implants. In Richmond, this procedure is certainly growing in popularity as dental implants have become more affordable and are suitable for most people. Again, once we have got your oral health up to par, then these regular six monthly check-ups will help prolong the future life of any dental implants you may have had placed.
Prevention of gum disease
Gum disease is the number one reason for tooth loss and is also a serious threat to dental implants. It can also have other health implications. Part of your six month dental check-up will involve the dentist checking that you don’t have the signs of early gum disease.
It’s also important to have a professional clean of your teeth carried out since this removes the build up of hardened plaque, known as tartar. This can occur when brushing and flossing fails to remove all the plaque bacteria and can only be removed by your dentist scraping it off your teeth in a process known as scaling. If this isn’t done on a regular basis then it can irritate the gums causing them to become inflamed and toxins from the tartar can cause gum disease to develop. After a scale and polish your teeth will feel super clean and your teeth will look bright and sparkly.
Early detection of tooth decay
The dentist will also be looking for any early indications of tooth decay and may carry out x-rays. Early detection means that any cavities will be small and easily treatable. This also means fillings will cost less and as a result more of the natural tooth structure will be preserved, which has to be a good thing.
It’s never too late to begin taking your dental care seriously and if you’re overdue a visit then we won’t give you a lecture, but will be more than happy to get you back on track once more. If you do have missing teeth or require extractions, then we can discuss the possibility of a dental implant in Richmond with you at a free no obligation consultation. It gives you the chance to meet the dental team, ask any questions and take a tour of our premises. Why not call us today on 020 8875 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk to learn about all of the dental treatments we offer.