Preventive dentistry refers to the treatments and services involved in keeping our patients’ teeth and gums as healthy as possible, diminishing the need for more invasive dental treatments.
Tooth decay and gum disease are two relatively manageable yet leading causes of tooth loss. The Slade Dental Practice & Implant Centre team is committed to addressing these issues by way of a three-pronged approach.
- Regular check-ups — We recommend visiting your dentist regularly to allow them to detect and treat problems as soon as possible. Oral assessments can reveal signs of dental X-rays enable your dentist to identify any pathology or failing teeth. Fluoride treatments and fissure sealants can help to prevent decay.
- Home care — An efficient home care regime is vital to maintaining oral health. Our team of dental professionals will demonstrate correct brushing and flossing techniques for optimal oral hygiene. They may also recommend products such as a toothbrush or toothpaste best suited for you.
- Lifestyle and diet — Smoking or excessive drinking can not only affect your overall well-being but also adversely affect your teeth and gums. Certain food or drinks can attack or stain your tooth enamel. Your dentist can provide information on the risks posed by these dietary and lifestyle choices.
For more information on how our services can help to preserve and enhance your oral health, please contact Slade Dental Practice & Implant Centre on 020 8855 2115.