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Preventive Dentistry Treatments

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Don’t wait until there’s a problem, preventative dentistry is here to help you reduce the risk of costly and damaging dental problems further down the line.

Regular preventive dental exams lower your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and more serious dental problems. It also helps promote good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing.

At Complete Smiles, we offer preventative dentistry services and we wholeheartedly believe that dentistry is not just about keeping your smile beautiful. The connection between your mouth and the rest of your body is one that shouldn’t be ignored or neglected. Not only can bacteria in the mouth cause gum disease (periodontitis), but it can also cause problems in the rest of the body, including diabetes, heart disease, and gastrointestinal illnesses if left untreated.

Our preventative dental care can help you with treatments such as regular teeth cleaning to help maintain healthy teeth and gums, and fluoride treatments that offer preventative care to children.

It’s not just up to us though, preventative care is something you need to be mindful of yourself and make sure you maintain good habits; brushing your teeth, flossing, using mouthwash, avoiding acidic foods, and not smoking.

For more information regarding treatments give us a call, 020 4541 1150 and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way.

What can I do myself to help with preventative dental care?

Brush your teeth
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning when you get up, and in the evening before you go to bed. Use a soft toothbrush to avoid damage to your gums.

Floss
Floss daily. This will get the food stuck between your teeth and reduce plaque buildup that cannot be reached by your toothbrush.

Use mouthwash
Use a mouthwash to rinse away plaque and food particles after flossing.

Avoid certain food and drink
Certain foods and drinks can be harmful to your teeth. High acidic foods can damage enamel, sugary food and drinks can cause tooth decay, and hard foods can chip and damage your teeth.

Lifestyle choices
You can make certain lifestyle choices to help maintain healthy oral hygiene and prevent serious problems to your teeth and health. This includes not smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol.

Flossing

Manual Brushing

Power Brushing

Bad Breath

Tongue Cleansing

Preventative dentistry for children

From the moment their first tooth arrives, you need to be thinking about preventative care for your child. This can be as simple as bruising their teeth regularly and teaching them to do this themselves as they grow up.

Through our preventative care we can help guide and advise on the best treatments for your child’s oral health. This can include fluoride and sealant treatments to help protect their teeth and reduce the risk of cavities. We can also advise on orthodontic treatment as they grow older, preparing them for treatments such as braces to align their teeth.

It is important that you teach and encourage your child to maintain their oral health through brushing and flossing, something we know children often try to avoid, but could save their smile in the long run!

The benefits of preventative dentistry

There are several benefits to preventative dentistry. These include:
• Decreased risk of developing serious dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
• It helps teach you and encourages good oral hygiene habits such as brushing your teeth and flossing.
• It can help to early identify problems so treatment and cost is minimised.
• A full examination of your mouth, jaw and neck could spot any other problems, such as mouth cancer.
• Good oral health reduces the risk of other health problems such as diabetes, heart conditions, and stroke.
• It can help your teeth to look their best!

Before After

Preventative dentistry can keep your teeth healthy and prevent serious oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay that could lead to tooth loss.

Preventative Dentistry

The point of preventative dentistry is to ensure that your smile remains healthy and prevents you from having to have more serious treatments in the future.

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How Much Do Preventative Dentistry Treatments Cost?

We have several options for preventative dentistry depending on your circumstances. We offer hygiene sessions for children, adults, patients with braces, and patients with gum disease. We highly recommend these appointments to prevent future or further problems. We have appointments available midweek and weekends for your convenience.

From £50

Routine Adult Hygiene Session

Removing the buildup of plaque and advice on how to best clean your teeth.

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From £40

Routine Child Hygiene Session (under 18) Includes Scale and Polish/ Periodontal Treatment

This treatment will ensure your child maintains healthy teeth and reduces the risk of gum disease.

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From £55

Regular Hygiene Patients with Braces

This treatment will ensure your teeth remain healthy while you are wearing braces, and reduces the risk of gum disease.

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From £80

Deeper regular clean for patients with gum disease

A deeper clean will remove bacteria below the gum line and reach below the gum surface to the root pocket. This is advised for patients showing signs of gum disease.

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From £20

Fissure sealant (per tooth)

The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in teeth.

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From £20

Treatment of sensitivity (per tooth)

Reduce sensitivity and get relief from tooth pain when consuming hot or cold food and drinks.

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Preventive Dentistry FAQs

Preventive dentistry is the best way to maintain your oral and overall health. With our intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, and VELscope early cancer screening tools we make sure you are educated about what's going on with your teeth so that you can be prepared for good dental care decisions.

Periodontal disease is a serious health issue that can have drastic consequences for your overall well-being. In fact, it's the leading cause of tooth loss and has been linked to heart attacks, diabetes complications, stroke, low birth weight babies as well as other illnesses such as respiratory conditions. Fortunately there are treatments available if caught early enough which include regular dental check-ups by our team or periodontist treatment when necessary – both will help to keep your teeth looking healthy!

The breakdown of teeth can be caused by many factors, such as aging and talking. Tooth wear may also result from bruxism which is when people grind their teeth during sleep or clenching them on a regular basis - this leads to headaches and jaw pain known as TMD. We can create a custom mouthpiece that you can wear to prevent unconscious teeth grinding and provide better sleep. Teeth with excessive wear are at risk for decay that cause other problems not only in the mouth but elsewhere like migraines, neck aches, etc., so it's important to keep your oral health up-to-date!

Oral cancer is not just a burden for your oral health, but also to your overall well-being. It's crucial that it be caught and treated early before it damages any other organs in the body. We take this concern very seriously because we've invested into technology with more accurate and thorough diagnoses than what can usually be seen through visual screenings of our mouths. VELscope offers low intensity short wavelength light to expose suspicious cells even if they're still hidden from view by healthy tissue or plaque lining the gums; dedicated to compassionate care, we will help you understand factors which contribute towards risks of getting oral cancer so that measures could possibly be taken.

Why Choose Us for Preventive Dentistry Treatments

  • We're open 7 days a week with flexible opening hours
  • Highly qualified & patient-focused team with experienced dentist.
  • FREE internet access
  • Modern facilities with bespoke interior design
  • Spacious sitting area will put you at ease and is a great place to relax both before and after your dental treatment.
  • Over 940 Parking spaces at St Ann´s Car Park (£2.00 for 2 hours)
  • Our fully computerised record keeping & administration ensures maximum efficiency with online booking, emailing and text messaging.
  • Non-judgemental diagnosis. We're not here to judge; all we want is to improve your oral health.

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