Your mouth deserves to receive professional care and it’s essential to visit the dentist regularly, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and premature births. A staggering 19 in 20 of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care this can be easily be reduced.Our primary aim at St. Michaels Dental Practice is to practice preventative dentistry. This means identifying and treating potential dental problems before they become painful, complex or costly to treat. Your thorough dental health examination includes::
- Examination of your teeth for decay. A dental exam gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early — when they're most treatable. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
- An assessment of your mouth for gum disease to help prevent early tooth loss.
- An assessment of your teeth for wear. This is becoming a major problem with modern Western diets and stressful lifestyles. It is essential that early wear is identified to prevent future costly and complex treatment.
- Oral cancer screening. Regular visits provide life-saving early detection of oral cancer, which kills one person every five hours in the UK and is diagnosed in more than 5,000 people each year.
Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because problems that are caught early are much easier and cheaper to treat.