Taking care of your teeth is an important duty to ensure you have a long and healthy life. However, if you don’t take proper care of your oral health you may end up spending a lot of money on restorative dental treatments that you may have avoided in the first place.
By being more aware of your oral hygiene and taking part in preventative dentistry, you will be better safeguarding your health as well as your pocket from some lengthy, uncomfortable and costly dental treatments.
Book regular check-ups
The first and most important step in preventative dentistry is to maintain a regular routine of regular dental check-ups with your dentist. Most adults in the UK may only need to see their dentist once every six months for a check-up, but if you do have certain dental problems or an oral health issue, you may be required to go more often.
Dental check-ups are usually quick and pain-free, so even if you are a bit nervous about going to see your dentist, having a check-up isn’t at all scary or troublesome.
If you do have some dental anxiety and it has been a while since you last saw your dentist, then you should call our friendly team at Glow Dental in Battersea and let us know that you are a nervous patient. We specialise in taking care of nervous patients and will make sure your appointment is a pleasant and comfortable one.
Oral hygiene routine
A big part of our preventative dentistry services is to emphasise the importance of establishing a good oral hygiene routine at home. We can advise you about the best ways to brush your teeth and recommend the best sort of toothbrush and toothpaste to help you prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions can be prevented or reduced through regular brushing, flossing and using mouthwashes.
You can also book a deep clean with our dental hygienist in between your regular check-ups to help keep your teeth clean and free of stains, plaque, tartar build-up and trapped food particles.
Early years prevention
Glow Dental Battersea is a family-friendly practice so we encourage you to begin daily tooth brushing and cleaning as soon as your child’s first baby tooth cuts through.
Our family-friendly dentists are trained in children’s dentistry, so you can bring along your children and get them established early in a comprehensive oral health routine to help prevent the most common dental issues that affect children’s teeth.
Preventative dentistry services
Glow Dental Battersea has several preventative dentistry strategies for both adults and children and we offer advice for looking after your teeth at home between check-ups with a sound oral hygiene routine.
Many adults experience sensitive teeth, so if you feel any sharp pains shooting through your teeth or gums when you consume hot or cold food and drinks, then it is better to get your teeth checked out with your dentist to help find the cause of the sensitivity and help prevent any further issues developing because of it.
By working with our team at Glow Dental, you can do a lot to help prevent many issues from developing with your teeth or gums and therefore reduce the likelihood of needing restorative treatments.