Preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry


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The key to having healthy teeth and gums is to take good care of them, both at home and by visiting us regularly for check-up examinations and for hygiene appointments.

Our regular check-up examinations enable us to spot any problems at an early stage, saving you time, money and potential discomfort. These examinations also include mouth cancer screening and so could ultimately save your life.

Our hygiene appointments are vital for your oral health. During these the hygienist will give your teeth a professional deep clean including cleaning between them and below the gum line. This removes plaque, a constantly forming thin and sticky layer of bacteria which can irritate the gums and cause gum disease.

Gum disease is the most common disease in the human body. The initial symptoms include bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums. With treatment it can be controlled, but if left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss. Also, recent research has shown that uncontrolled gum disease is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, strokes, uncontrolled diabetes and other illnesses. 

Our hygienists are recognised as being crucial to the successful prevention and treatment of gum disease and play and important role in your oral healthcare routine.

For more information or to book an appointment at our practice in Leek, please call us on 01538 371003.