Within the modern field of dentistry, there is far more to dental care than preventive procedures! Despite the common misconception that is held by many individuals, the modern industry of dentistry not only consists of maintaining dental hygiene and keeping cavities at bay however it also comprises more complex cosmetic treatments!
Considering paying a visit to your local dentist?
Whether you are striving to stay on top of your oral hygiene, or looking at receiving an extensive array of cosmetic dental treatments (such as tooth whitening, to name just one common cosmetic example) your local dentist in Soho is fully prepared to cater for all of your dental needs!
What is preventive dental care?
Preventive dentistry could be argued as the foundation of dentistry, and essentially strives to prevent the onset of oral cavities, in addition to the development of oral diseases and infections (such as gum diseases, to name just one common example). Within the field of preventive dentistry, dental hygiene is extremely important and is considered as vital when keeping your mouth healthy, and therefore happy too!
Keeping on top of your oral health
In addition to visiting your local dental surgery regularly (dental healthcare professionals suggest that patients pay a visit to their local clinic bi-annually, and therefore twice a year) there are many external factors that can influence a patients’ oral health.
How to take care of your dental hygiene in the comfort of your own home
During dental check-up patients’ can expect to receive a general oral assessment (which essentially checks for dental cavities and general dental decay) in addition to the removal of plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth! Despite a scale and polish playing an instrumental role in preventing the onset of more serious dental diseases and infections, there are also several other components that can affect the health of an individual’s smile! With this in mind, therefore, many patients may be curious as to how to take the best care of their mouth at home!
Did you know?
In addition to brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste (for a minimum of two minutes), there are several other external factors that can influence a patients’ oral health. Lifestyle factors (such as smoking) can massively affect the health of your teeth (smoking can not only encourage the onset of oral cancer, it can also cause severe yellowing of the teeth), diet also plays a part.
Are you consuming these foods and drink?
Many patients may be unaware that they are consuming certain foods and drinks that can, unfortunately, contribute to the decay of their teeth, in addition to affecting the shade of their smile! Red wine (to name just one example) is highly pigmented, this can, therefore, stain the teeth, in addition to coffee, and curry. In regards to the decay, highly sugary food and drink (such as fizzy pop and sugary sweets!) can, unfortunately, cause the breakdown of the healthy enamel on the surface of the teeth, this should, therefore, be removed with a rigorous (and therefore adequate) cleaning routine.