How can preventive dentistry keep your teeth from major dental treatment in the future.
At Earls Court, this is something we are passionate about, and are always happy to give you advice and guidance on maintaining your oral health.
Two of the main issues that Preventive Dentistry addresses are Tooth Decay and Gum Disease. Despite them being relatively easy to manage through good oral hygiene, they are two of the leading causes of tooth loss. Addressing these issues consistently, and coming up with a maintenance plan, can provide good oral health into your later life.
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Teeth are constantly exposed to a build-up of materials throughout the day. This build-up forms on the teeth as plaque, a substance which not only harbours bacteria, but also produces acid which can erode the teeth’s outer enamel layer.
The bacteria in your mouth is not a risk to your teeth when it is kept at low levels, but not brushing and flossing your teeth regularly means these levels can become damaging. There is also a link between increased oral bacteria and other serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Dental Product Education
There is an increasing variety of dental appliances and products available on the market, and at Earls Court we can give you all the information and guidance you require. We are always available to discuss your options, from which type of toothbrush suits your needs, or how often you should use mouthwash as part of your dental hygiene routine.
Diet and Lifestyle
Beyond your regular oral hygiene routine, there are also changes in your diet and lifestyle which can help maintain good gum health. Our Dental Hygienist can advise ways to avoid further damage to your gums as a result of what you consume, including factors such as smoking, exercise, and a healthy sleep routine.