Things you can do at home

While regular visits to the dentist are an essential part of dental care, it is up to you to take care of your teeth and gums between appointments.

Dental plaque forms on your teeth all the time but you can reduce its damaging effects by following these tips for good oral care:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes
  • Try an electric toothbrush with a 2 minute timer and see the difference this makes
  • Change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste, to protect against cavities
  • Clean between your teeth with floss or brushes, once a day
  • Ensure you have a healthy low sugar diet

 

Minimal Intervention Dentistry

We feel that the best dentistry is no dentistry. As a modern thinking practice we want to avoid having to avoid having to repair the ravages of decay and gum disease and that is why we always try and work with you to maintain a healthy mouth

Minimal Intervention or “MI” is the modern medical approach to managing dental decay. Its principles are very simple.

  • Identify and assess any potential risk factors early
  • Prevent dental decay from occurring by eliminating or minimising the risk factors
  • Restore the tooth if repair is required, ensuring as much tooth structure is preserved as possible

Oral Health Checks

We recommend that you attend for regular oral health checks with your dentist Mr Broome and, where recommended, regular professional cleaning with Ellie Hannant your dental hygienist

Treatments

We always encourage you to speak to your dentist Mr Broome or one of the team about specific treatments that we offer.

Often there are different options available. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.

We have a full range of leaflets that give information about different treatments for you to take away. The leaflets are produced by the British Dental Health Foundation.