Dental Hygiene & Prevention - keeping Twickenham healthy
Dentistry to Keep your Teeth For Life
Montrose Smile Studio has a strong focus on Preventive and Hygiene Dentistry. We want people to feel confident that their teeth and gums are healthy, will last for life and that their breath is fresh.
Preventive dentistry means helping you to have healthy, functional teeth for life. This means helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and to ensure you don't suffer from other problems such as an incorrect bite.
Keeping you teeth, mouth and gums healthy is important to avoid the following nasty conditions:
- Dental Plaque
- Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
- Bleeding gums
Regular Dental Check-ups
Each of these dental problems can lead to bad breath, broken down teeth or even losing your teeth. Having healthy teeth, and more importantly keeping healthy teeth will help you avoid the need for crowns, dentures or implants at a later stage in life. This ultimately means you also save money... now that has to be good doesn't it?
Our regular dental check-up examinations also include a potentially life-saving mouth cancer screening. This is why it is so important not to neglect your teeth, even if your budget is suffering as a result of the credit crunch.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
Hygiene appointments are vital too - they help you to avoid or combat gum disease, which can cause bad breath and eventually tooth loss. We recommend that you see the Hygienist at least every 6 months, this will really go a long way to helping you keep your teeth for life and possibly avoid extensive treatments later on in life.
A hygienist will help you to beat Dental Plaque, this is a sticky film that forms on the teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque release acid that attacks your tooth enamel. This attacking of the enamel can lead to tooth decay. Thorough daily brushing and flossing plus regular visits to the hygienist can prevent plaque from forming on the teeth.
Plaque can also cause irritation to your gums, making them sore or sometimes causing them to bleed. In some cases, the gums can pull away from your teeth leaving gaps (or pockets) which can in turn fill with bacteria that attack your tooth even more. If this is left untreated, the bone around the tooth can also start to recede exposing the dark root of your tooth. If this remains untreated this can then lead on to loose teeth, which ultimately means you will have to wear a denture or have dental implants.
So you see, a healthy mouth is vital to save money and keep your smile fresh, so call us today on 020 8894 4639 to arrange a dental hygiene visit, or request an appointment here.