The heart of our practice is maintaining a healthy relationship between patients and their teeth. Consequently, we offer general dental services designed to keep things as healthy as possible and nip larger issues in the bud before they get worse.
Preventative dentistry is a branch of general dentistry that helps you keep a healthy mouth. By visiting the dentist at least twice a year (or more if needed), you are guaranteed to keep your teeth and gums healthier, thus requiring less dental treatment every visit. Nowadays, the two main causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and gum disease. The better you protect yourself against these threats, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth healthy for life.
At The London Clinic, we strongly believe that prevention is better than a cure, and we always encourage our patients to try and protect their teeth as best they can. Dental care and looking after your teeth doesn’t just try prevent dental health problems, it can also save you a lot of money.
We urge our patients to come and visit us for regular dental checks.
These appointments can make such a positive difference to your oral health.
Dr. Amy Bailey will run through a mental checklist at each appointment, looking out for signs of wear and tear and symptoms of decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
The dentist will also take photographs and X-rays which allow them to detect areas of concern. They can also give you advice about oral hygiene and brushing, healthy eating and giving up smoking. If further treatment is required our friendly team at The London Clinic will create a step by step treatment plan for you.
As well as attending routine checks, we also urge our clients to be mouth aware. If you do have any problems between scheduled checks, please don’t ignore them and hope that they disappear.
With problems like gum disease, the longer you leave it, the worse it gets. Advanced gum disease causes permanent damage to the bone structure, which supports the teeth, and eventually, the teeth will become loose in their sockets and fall out.
We also advise our patients to maintain good oral hygiene at home, and we’re happy to offer tips.