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Preventative oral care

At Longborough Dental Practice we believe that one of the most important services we can provide is preventative oral care. Tooth decay and gum disease are common problems that, for most people, are largely preventable.

Patients presenting with tooth decay are treated with first class restorative dentistry, intended to help prevent the need for further treatment for as long as possible. But we want to help our patients avoid the problems. Gum disease in particular, which may go unnoticed by sufferers until quite advanced and is the main cause of tooth loss in UK adults.

As a Longborough patient you will routinely receive preventative care through your regular visits to our dentists and hygienists.

Regular dental examinations

An appointment for a check-up should not be missed as it provides a regular opportunity for you to be screened for oral cancer and for your dentist to look for any other potential problems before they become significant.

In a dental examination any signs of tooth decay or gum disease can be identified and at this stage the remedial action required may be quite minor. In the long run a regular check-up could not only save you the expense of further more complex treatment but it could also prevent you from losing your teeth.

Regular visits to the Hygienist

Our hygienists also have an important role to play in helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. They will give you a professional scale and polish, ensuring that the plaque is removed from all surfaces of your teeth. This is especially important because plaque contains the bacteria that cause gum disease and bad breath.

Our hygienists can also offer you advice on your brushing and cleaning technique as well as changes that you can make in your diet and lifestyle to improve your oral health. There is mounting evidence demonstrating a link between good oral health care and good overall health.

See our top tips for healthy teeth and gums.

Oral hygiene products available at reception

There are a variety of oral hygiene products available at reception. Please ask if you don't see what you want. In keeping with our policy to provide the very best patient care you will find the prices of all these products are comparable and often even better value than local retailers.

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