With all the talk in the media of cosmetic dental care and how it can help your confidence and your life, few people take the time to consider how the average dentist can improve your overall health and wellbeing too.
Sure, few people are enthused when they receive a message reminding them that it is time for a check-up, but routine appointments with your dental team are important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
At Glenside Dental, our team is very aware of the benefits of regular dental maintenance and how important our general dentist in Glenside is to keeping your pearly whites well…..., pearly white! We will always strive to offer you and your family the highest level of general dental care and should you want to pursue cosmetic treatments with us, we can happily discuss these options with you too!
With that in mind, how exactly does a routine visit with our general dentist in Glenside keep your teeth healthy?
More common if you have misaligned teeth or have issues with flexibility and brushing, plaque can be a serious issue that can lead to decay or gum disease. And so, when you visit our general dentist in Glenside, they will always aim to remove any stubborn plaque and tartar from your teeth. This will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and also looking their best.
In the modern-day, more people than ever are consuming acidic products such as fruit juices or coffee. What many people don’t realise is that such acidic products can cause the enamel on your teeth to erode, more so if you suffer from acid reflux. Our team at Glenside can help here too, by coating your teeth with a fluoride sealant on every visit; this will help maintain the enamel of the tooth and prevent secondary issues such as sensitivity or cavities.
Scale and polish
Back to the issue of gums, if you have a family history of periodontal disease, our team can provide you with a scale and polish. Also known as a deep clean, this treatment will involve removing the plaque from above and just below the gumline and will reduce the occurrence of gum disease. Another advantage of a deep clean is that it helps your teeth to look whiter and healthier, so there are cosmetic benefits too!
A scale and polish are useful for active cases of periodontal disease, but our team at Glenside Dental can also offer preventative treatments too. If you have a family history of gum disease or suffer from diabetes, we can provide you with prescription mouthwash and toothpaste to help control bacteria build-up above and below the gums.
If our team does spot early signs of decay, we will treat it with a standard white filling to prevent it from worsening. A cavity which is left untreated can quickly become uncomfortable and may lead to infections or even the full extraction of the tooth.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.