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Preventative Dental Care Overview

Preventative Dental Care in Lanarkshire

Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintaining good dental health. The two major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease, the better we prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance people have of keeping their teeth for life.

With the combined efforts of the dentist, the hygienist, the patient and the constantly evolving dental technology and techniques, it is possible to prevent or considerably reduce dental disease and avoid the traditional pattern of fillings and extractions.

Smilscene will recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and an on-going maintenance plan will be worked out to help you keep it that way. We will first assess your teeth and gums, and discuss with you any treatment that is necessary.

The main aim is to help you get your mouth in the best possible condition and prevent any dental problems returning. In a healthy mouth it is unlikely that decay or gum disease will continue to be a problem.

  •     We thoroughly ‘scale and polish’ your teeth.
  •     We will show you the best methods of brushing and flossing to remove the bacterial ‘plaque’
  •     You will be advised which oral care products are the best ones for you to use.
  •     The hygienist will probably discuss diet and any habits such as smoking and drinking with you.
  •      We will also make sure that all your fillings are in good repair and there are no rough edges to make cleaning difficult.

By following simple advice, coupled with regular checkups a balanced diet and following our dental care plan, we can minimise your trips to the dentist and the need for future treatment or tooth loss.