Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing the onset or progression of dental diseases. Under ideal circumstances it is a team effort between you, the patient, and your support team here at Harrow Smile Clinic.
Like a lot of important things, preventive dentistry begins at home. Regular brushing and flossing to remove plaque and food particulars are an essential part of good oral hygiene. Some lifestyle changes are also recommended: if you eat a lot of sugar, cut back to minimise the risk of cavities, and quit smoking. Tobacco stains tooth enamel and can cause gum disease and mouth cancer.
Regular dental visits enable us to recognise the early onset of cavities, gingivitis, and other health concerns. Your dental examination includes a close inspection of your teeth and gums and, at certain intervals, dental X-rays. The latter can reveal gum infections, tooth decay, abscessed wisdom teeth, and similar issues, allowing them to be treated before they harm your well being.
Other preventive dentistry services available at Harrow Smile Clinic include:
We will provide you with suggestions on how to take the best possible care of your teeth and keep your smile beautiful even longer. Call us today and let us be your total partner in dental health and wellness.