Hygienist (click here for more information)
Our hygienist will improve the health
of the gums and the supporting bone around the teeth.
her main roles:
- Removing calculus or tartar from teeth by a technique
called scaling and polishing.
- Treating gum disease known as gingivitis or periodontal
disease. This is caused by plaque which is a sticky
film of bacteria. If left untreated the gums will
start to swell and bleed, teeth will loosen and ultimately
- Teaching patients good oral hygiene techniques,
individually tailored to specific needs.
- Advising on diet and habits which will help to prevent
- Sealing the fissures (grooves) of newly erupted
teeth to ensure they do not decay.
Mouth Cancer Screening
Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which
can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue,
lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion
of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical
cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over
50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year
in the UK. This is because of late detection. Visit your
dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or
are not sure. Six-monthly dental checkups allow early
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that raises awareness of mouth cancers and proviedes information and support to patients, carers and health professionals.
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Bad Breath (click here for more information)
Bad breath is a very common problem and
there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath
is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the
bacteria that coat your teeth and gums. However, strong
foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking
is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with
certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions.
Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on
the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant
smell. So correct and regular brushing is very important
to keep your breath smelling fresh.
The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause
gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist
regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but
will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.
Early Decay Detection
& X-rays (click here for more information)
Decay may or may not cause discomfort;
even though it doesnt hurt, the tooth is deteriorating.
Using higher magnification and powerful lighting, it is
easier to detect decay at an early stage to prevent excessive
tooth damage. When cavities are small, they are much easier
and less expensive to treat.
Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical
signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist
will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any
decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the
roots, or any bone loss around the tooth.
Early Gum Disease
Screening (click here for more information)
Screening for gum disease forms an integral
part of your routine examination. Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection
of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main
forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Mouth Guards (click here for more information)
A mouthguard is a specially
made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth
and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard
whenever you play sport that involves physical contact
or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and
football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth;
and American football, boxing and rugby – which
can all cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard
will help protect against these events.
If you take part in any of these contact sports please
ask us about our range of custom made mouth guards.
Want general information on a condition or treatment?
Visit the British
Dental Health Foundation where they have over 40 online
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to know how to look after your teeth better?
Visit the new BDA
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Want to learn about dental anatomy, conditions,
treatments and good oral health?
Visit the BDA's cutting edge 3D Educational web site.
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