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SimplyDental believes that prevention is better than
cure. There are many treatments available that can
slow down, reverse and even eliminate dental problems.
Prevention can only work as a partnership: You + Us =
Hygienist The hygienist’s main role is to professionally
clean the teeth for the patient. This is usually called
scaling and polishing. However, perhaps their most important
role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth
free of plaque. The hygienist will work with your dentist
to provide care tailored to your needs.
Our hygienist treats periodontal disease as well as
provides fissure sealants, fresh breath clinics, fluoride
treatments, stain removal, post orthodontic cleaning and
pre/post pregnancy cleaning.
Early Decay Detection
Decay may or may not cause discomfort; even though it
doesnt hurt, the tooth is deteriorating. Using higher
magnification and powerful lighting, it is easier to detect
decay at an early stage to prevent excessive tooth damage.
When cavities are small, they are much easier and less
expensive to treat.
Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical
signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist
will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any
decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the
roots, or any bone loss around the tooth.
Sealants are a safe and painless way or protecting
your children's teeth from decay. A sealant is a
protective plastic coating, which is applied to
the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant
forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria
from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth
and causing decay.
Sealants are only applied to the back teeth - the molars
and premolars. These are the teeth that have pits and
fissures on their biting surfaces. Your dentist will tell
you which teeth should be sealed after they have examined
them, and checked whether the fissures are deep enough
for sealing to help. Some teeth naturally form with deep
grooves, which will need to be sealed, others with shallow
ones which will not need sealing.
The process is usually quick and straightforward taking
only a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is thoroughly
cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried.
The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed to set
hard - usually by shining an ultraviolet light onto it.
It is totally pain free, and the teeth do not feel any
different afterwards. Sealants usually last for many years,
but your dentist will want to check them regularly to
make sure that the seal is still intact. They can wear
over time, and sometimes the dentist needs to add or replace
some sealant to be sure that no decay can start underneath
Gum Disease Screening Screening for gum disease forms an integral
part of your routine examination. Gum disease describes
swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting
the teeth. For more information, view our section
Mouth Cancer Screening
Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in
any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and
throat.Mouth cancers have a higher proportion
of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical
cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over
50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year
in the UK. This is because of late detection. Visit your
dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or
are not sure. Six-monthly dental checkups allow early
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity raising awareness of mouth cancers and providing support and information for patients, carers and health professionals. The website includes a portal for mouth cancer sites, information on fund and awareness raising, patient experiences
as well as an online support group.
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Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many
different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused
by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat
your teeth and gums. However, strong foods like garlic
and onions can add to the problem. Smoking is also one
of the main causes of bad breath, along with certain illnesses
such as nasal and stomach conditions. Bits of food that
get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot
and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. So correct
and regular brushing is very important to keep your breath
The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause
gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist
regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but
will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.
A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which
fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them
and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard
whenever you play sport that involves physical contact
or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and
football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth;
and American football, boxing and rugby – which
can all cause broken or dislocated jaws. A custom made
mouth guard will help protect against these events.
Broken or chipped
teeth can be restored using porcelain veneers
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