20 Mar

Stop gum disease with preventative dentistry from Central London dentist

Prevention is better than cure. This is especially true when it comes to looking after your teeth. Dental problems can be particularly nasty and unpleasant, as well as costing you a lot of money to treat, but for the most part they are completely avoidable with better dental care.
Better dental hygiene starts at home with more effective brushing and flossing. Dentists recommend brushing twice, for three minutes a day. Your dentist will be able to recommend a suitable toothbrush and paste for your teeth. Flossing is equally important to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Your Central London dentist will also be able to offer you a preventative dentistry treatment. This involves an initial appointment with the dentist to assess your teeth for any potential problems. These will then be treated accordingly, making sure to repair any damage to the teeth and gums and highlight potential future problems. Once all your teeth have been repaired and checked, a dental hygienist will undertake a thorough deep clean with scaling and polishing. This will remove any tartar or plaque that remains on your teeth before polishing them so that it is harder for plaque to accumulate in the future.
Your dentist and hygienist will draw up a new dental hygiene plan for you to address any possible concerns and help to keep your teeth and gums free of decay and disease. It is then up to you to stick to the plan as closely as possible and make sure your teeth are kept as healthy as possible. Preventative dentistry is like starting again with a clean slate. Your teeth will be made as healthy as they can be and by working with you dentist you will hopefully be able to keep them that way.