Preventive Dentistry Bayswater West London
We provide Preventive Dentistry in Bayswater, W2, West London
At Garden Square Dental we support the maxim ‘prevention is better than the cure’.
This means that the focus is on encouraging patients to adopt best practices in terms of their oral health.
This includes promoting regular hygiene visits, a healthy balanced diet and a reduction in harmful lifestyle habits like smoking, eating sugar and even sleep apnoea.
This can then form a stable basis for any cosmetic work that may be desired to enhance aesthetics in the future.
Preventive Dentistry Treatments
Teeth can become stained by dietary and lifestyle habits like drinking black coffee, red wine and cigarette smoking. These stains can be difficult to remove, but the airflow polish is a gentle but effective way of removing stains painlessly without damaging the enamel.
The dental hygienist is specially trained to clean your teeth, especially in the more challenging areas, such as below the gum line and in-between the teeth. Dental hygienists are also qualified to diagnose gum disease and provide advice on oral hygiene techniques and products.
If the teeth, gum or tongue heath is weak, then this can significantly impact on the breath. This can lead to halitosis or ‘bad breath’ and can be a distressing symptom sometimes causing embarrassment. Fortunately, this can be resolved with the correct management protocols.
If the teeth are not cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis, bacteria can build up under and around the gum-line causing inflammation and subsequently bleeding. This is called gingivitis or gum disease. This can be transient and is readily treated with deep cleaning of the affected areas.
Routine cleaning of the gums and teeth include careful scaling with hand instruments which removes soft plaque and some hard scale (calculus). Once the teeth surfaces are free from scale, they are ready to be polished with a gently abrasive toothpaste. This toothpaste gives the teeth a smooth feel and glossy appearance.
Sleep apnoea is a common problem amongst people who are over-weight or suffer with breathing difficulties. This can lead to intermittent sleep patterns and snoring. This can be problematic for both sufferer and partner. An anti-snoring device would help open the airway to help prevent the snoring.
You can stop smoking with several approaches. Nicotine patches, nicotine chewing gum and approved medications can help alongside lifestyle changes such as the avoidance of areas where other smokers congregate. Hypnotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can also be a useful adjunct to smoking cessation.
Anxiety or stress can cause muscle tension, which can build up in the jaw muscles and can be expressed as teeth clenching or teeth grinding. This usually manifests in the middle of the night and can cause jaw ache, migraines and damage to teeth. This can be resolved with the help of a mouthguard.