Our dentists at Ford dental practice can repair teeth, but a regular dental check-up is the best way to prevent the need for treatment. Our friendly dentists will carefully examine your teeth, gums and mouth in order to identify any potential problems and also perform an oral mouth cancer screening. Dental Check-ups are advised at least once a year to maintain a healthy mouth.
Prevention is always better than cure. Regular examinations of your dental health and having your teeth cleaned professionally are essential to protect the health of your teeth and gums.
At each dental examination your teeth, gums and mouth will be carefully examined to ensure you are in good dental health. After the examination we will discuss with you any requirements you may have and offer advice on how to protect your teeth. Protect your teeth by planning for your routine examinations and hygiene visits.
Top Tips for Healthy Teeth
1. Brush your teeth regularly
Look after your teeth day to day. Using a high quality brushes and toothpaste with Fluoride is proven to reduce the chances of you getting dental disease.
2. Change your toothbrush regularly.
Worn toothbrushes are much less effective at cleaning plaque from your teeth. You should regularly change both manual and electric brush heads and act on it if your brush has an indicators telling you when it is time to change
3. Floss between your teeth
Properly cleaning your teeth means getting right between them. Using dental floss or inter-dental brushes can help you do this effectively.
4. Visit your dentist
Visit your dentist at regular intervals- 6-12 months (depending on personal clinical needs) is normally recommended. This will allow your dentist to give you the best possible care and if there are problems treat them at the earliest possible time.
5. Visit your hygienist
Professionally cleaned teeth removes plaque, reduces food and drink stains, treats advanced gum diseases, and can stop bad breath. It is an essential part of your routine dental care.
6. Clean the surface of your tongue
Cleaning your tongue removes the bacteria that live on the rougher top surface of your tongue. These can contribute to bad breath (halitosis).
7. Treat missing teeth
Missing teeth can increase the susceptibility of the remaining teeth to decay and gum disease. In addition, missing teeth allow for the movement of neighbouring teeth into the spaces which can lead to functional problems in years to come. Missing teeth can be treated with great aesthetic and functional success through the use of implants and bridges. Ask your dentist about the best option for you.
8. Restore your existing teeth
If you have teeth are worn, decayed or broken enquire about the options that can help restore their strength and appearance. Such treatments include crowns and bonding.