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Preventive dentistry is the modern approach to reducing the amount of dental treatment required to maintain a healthy mouth and help keep your teeth for life.

Tooth loss primarily results from gum disease and decay. A proactive approach to the management of these causes therefore increases the opportunity for prevention.

Whilst it is the ideal way to manage the oral healthcare of children and young adults, it is the recommended approach for everyone - including people with false teeth who can benefit through the early identification of conditions like mouth cancer and denture stomatitis. That's why people need to see the hygienist.that's

  • Making regular trips to the hygienist is crucial if you want to do your best to keep your mouth healthy
  • Helps to prevent halitosis (bad breath) because we'll b cleaning away the bacteria that cause it

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The best ways to avoid Gum Disease

Everyone should make regular visits to the hygienist.

Together with brushing and flossing properly, it’s one of the best ways you can try to avoid gum disease.

More than half of adults across the UK have gum disease, according to NHS estimates.

But many people don't realise they have it.

If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as more serious medical conditions.

Gum disease has been linked to several major health problems including heart disease and strokes.

Signs of gum disease

  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or floss
  • Tender or puffy gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth leaving a pocket
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Gaps between teeth that were not there before

Through recommended treatment and a maintenance plan, the combined efforts of the dentist, hygienist and patient can help prevent the need for treatment and so avoid the historical pattern of fillings and extractions.

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