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Your dental check up involves a full examination of your teeth and the soft tissues within your mouth. Your dentist will be able to give you advice on maintaining your dental health.
X-rays enable your dentist to check for any tooth decay, as well as infections and bone loss around your teeth.
Your dentist will advise you on the best ways to help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It is important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes (most importantly last thing at night) with a toothpaste containing fluoride. It is recommended not to rinse after brushing as this washes away the fluoride which strengthens your teeth. Your dentist will show you various aids to clean in between your teeth to remove the plaque that a toothbrush cannot reach.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protects against tooth decay. Your dentist may recommend you use a fluoride mouthwash at a different time of day to brushing, or may prescribe a toothpaste which contains a higher amount of fluoride.
Frequent consumption of sugar contributes to developing tooth decay. It is important to limit any foods or drinks that contain sugar to mealtimes only, and keep snacks and drinks between meals sugar-free to reduce your risk of tooth decay.
Scale and polish
This helps to remove the hardened plaque, otherwise known as tartar or calculus, that builds up on your teeth which a toothbrush cannot remove. If this is not removed regularly, it will increase your risk of developing gum disease.
If you develop gum disease, this results in the destruction of the gum and bone surrounding your teeth, eventually leading to loose teeth and tooth loss. Your dentist will work with you to help you clean your teeth effectively at home and in the dental surgery to improve the health of your gums.
This silver coloured filling material is made up of a combination of metals. It is a strong and durable material.
Composite (white) fillings
This filling material is tooth coloured and provides an aesthetic advantage over silver amalgam fillings.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment may be required if there is an infection of the central part of the tooth containing the nerve. This infection may occur as a result of tooth decay, fractures of teeth or trauma. Your dentist will clean the infection from within the tooth and seal the tooth with a filling or crown.
An extraction is the removal of a tooth. This may be indicated if your tooth is extensively damaged by tooth decay or a fracture and cannot be repaired, or is severely affected by gum disease. This will be carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure the area is numb.
A veneer covers the front surface of a tooth and restores its appearance. It can be made of porcelain or white composite filling material and is usually made by a dental laboratory. It is bonded onto your tooth with a dental cement.
Crowns are indicated for heavily broken down or extensively filled teeth and after root canal treatment. They cover your tooth and protect the underlying tooth structure.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are an alternative method of restoring teeth and preserve more tooth tissue than a crown.
A bridge is a false tooth which is attached to an adjacent tooth by a wing or a crown. A dental laboratory will make a bespoke bridge for you after preparation of the supporting teeth by your dentist.
A denture is a removable appliance which replaces multiple missing teeth. The denture teeth are attached to either an acrylic plate or metal framework. Your dentist will work with a dental laboratory to make your denture.
We can provide you with a home whitening kit and bespoke whitening trays to help you achieve a whiter smile.