We promote preventive dentistry whereby we endeavour to catch any potential problems before they develop, and so reduce the amount of treatment carried out. The best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and to maintain the health or your mouth, is to attend regular dental appointments. At your dental check-up we will be looking in your mouth to examine your teeth, gums and also all the soft tissue linings. This is to check for any changes and to make sure we examine all the areas to check for early signs of oral cancer. We will carry out any necessary treatments, tests or x-rays that we feel you may require. We will ask about your general health and any problems you may have had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit. We will ask about and give you advice on your diet, smoking and alcohol use and teeth cleaning habits to help improve your oral health. We give you time to talk to us about any concerns you may have, and, if any treatment is needed, we will let you know the options and give you a written treatment plan. Even after you have taken the plan home, we encourage you to contact the surgery if you are unsure about anything.
We all have a busy hectic lifestyle and we always strive to work around your needs when booking further appointments, we will also discuss a date for your next routine dental visit; this could be as short as three months or as long as two years depending on what the dentist feel is required based on their clinical findings.