Preventative dentistry

Preventing dental accidents

Sports injuries


Unfortunately accidents can damage teeth, often beyond repair. We cannot prevent all dental accidents, but we can predict when they are more likely to occur, such as when we participate in certain sports. In these instances, teeth can be protected to reduce the chance of injury by using Gum Shields.
 

Preventing tooth decay

 

Preventing tooth decay

Preventing tooth decay needs to start early
Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria in plaque digesting the sugar in your diet and converting this to acid. This then dissolves the tooth and forms a cavity which protects the bacteria and then decay quickly progresses. There are many ways that tooth decay can be reduced.

 

   

Gum disease

It is easy not to notice gum disease until it has progressed to a stage where it is difficult to treat as there is often no pain and the symptoms can be missed. It is for this reason that we monitor your gum health at every check-up, even in an apparently healthy looking mouth, so that we can deal with any problems early.

   

Teeth Straightening

We can now align adult front teeth more quickly than with traditional braces using one of two techniques:

Cfast and Invisalign. Both techniques are fast and discreet.


Cfast

Uses almost invisible wires and brackets that are attached to the front of the teeth to align them. You will need to return to your dentist every month to have small adjustments made.

Treatment usually takes 6-9 months.

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Invisalign

Uses clear discreet aligning trays that are worn for at least 22 hours a day. You wear a succession of trays over the course of treatment which would guide your teeth to the desired position. You would need to see your dentist every two weeks to have your progress checked and have a new aligner tray fitted.

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Making an appointment

We are able to currently see new NHS and Private patients

To book for an appointment or talk to one of our receptionists for advice, please ring

Receptionist

01206 391065

(please note that we no longer use the old '0844' number following patient feedback