We aim to help you look after your teeth and gums in the best possible way.
To do this there are a few simple rules to follow.
Teeth should be brushed twice a day using morning and bedtime using a fluoride paste, your dentist can advice you on the correct fluoride content for your mouth.
Once a day you should clean between your teeth with floss or small specialist brushes ( for children your dentist will advise when there are sufficient adult teeth to start this).
What we eat and drink affects us in many ways but has a strong influence on our teeth. Eating and drinking between meals can be particularly harmful, please ask your dentist about safe snacks and drinks.
Your dentist can help to strengthen your teeth by regular application of a fluoride varnish, a mint or fruit flavoured varnish painted onto teeth.
There are plastic coatings for the grooves on teeth called fissure sealants which can stop food getting pushed into the fissures and causing decay. This will be offered to all child patients and adults thought to be at high risk of decay.
Fissure sealants are a protective layer placed in the grooves of teeth to stop food getting trapped and so reducing the chances of getting tooth decay.
Fluoride Varnish Treatment
Fluoride varnish is a gel that is applied to dry teeth.
It dries on the teeth and needs to be left alone without eating drinking for 1 hour after placement.
During this time it strengthens the enamel making it less soluble to acid attack.
Do you floss or use interdental brushes?
If you don’t you will leave 40% of the plaque on your teeth when you clean!
How good is your brushing?
We can help you perfect your technique.
Keep all foods and drinks containing sugar to meal times.
Choose snacks carefully.
The only safe bedtime drink is water.
What is your caries risk?
Many factors contribute to tooth decay, both genetic factors and your mouth environment, we will assess your risk and tailor our care to you personally.