Beat gum disease with preventative dentistry from Central London dentist March 1st, 2010

Preventative dentistry is the practise of making sure your teeth are in the best possible shape and that everything is being done to protect them from the threat of tooth decay and gum disease. It involves drawing up a plan with your dentist or hygienist, which you can stick to ensue that your teeth and mouth are as healthy as they can be.

The process starts with an initial consultation with your dentist. They will assess your teeth for any problems that need sorting out and make a further appointment to carry out any repair work necessary. Once the required dental repairs have been carried out it is then time to have your teeth completely cleaned by the hygienist. By using scaling and polishing, the hygienist will remove tartar and make the surface of the teeth smooth so that it is hard for plaque to stick to it.

Once the teeth are completely cleaned it is considered a fresh start. Your clean and repaired teeth are healthy and it is up to you to keep them that way. The hygienist will draw up a hygiene plan, which if stuck to correctly will help to keep your teeth as healthy and clean as when you leave the surgery. This may involve using new cleaning techniques or products and may even involve a change in your eating habits or small lifestyle adjustments. Of course you will not be completely on your own as your plan will involve regular check ups with the dentist to assess progress and ensure it is working for your teeth.

If you think you could benefit from a preventative dentistry plan to keep your teeth and gums healthy then make an appointment with a Central London dentist.