Your First Dental Visit
Have regular check-ups with our dentist. Don’t put off going for Your First Dental Visit. Detecting problems early can mean they’re easier to treat.
If problems aren’t treated, they may lead to damage that’s harder, or even impossible, to repair.
You will get a tooth by tooth thorough examination. Dr Singh checks for cracks in your teeth and dental decay which is starting in your mouth. The earlier the problems are diagnosed the less you will pay in the future for extensive care. Urgent problems are treated first then non urgent treatments which can wait.
For gum care we use the Basic Periodontal Examination tool to check your gums. The hygienist is very gentle and caring. Many people with sensitve teeth have found her techniques better than else where.
The soft skin in your mouth will also be checked for any tissue lumps and mouth cancer.
Lastly he will examine the mobility and clicking problems of your jaw joints to offer you solutions to correct any problems noticed.
Dr Singh or the therapist use bitewings x-rays to look for problems under your old fillings and crowns and health of the bone around the teeth. We only take them if there is cause for concern. They follow the British Dental Association guidelines.
“My dental pain one day brought me down to the surgery. I was seen at short notice. My unbearable pain was taken care off by Dr Singh. . Two fillings a root canal and a crown and implant treatment was carried out with attention to detail. Afterwards i saw the hygienist for gum care. I am highly satisfied by the dental service provided by Dr Singh and his team”
To ensure consistency at Eternal Smiles Dental Centre for all of our patients, our Dentists use a very thorough examination template along with modern detection systems such as Diagnodent Laser Decay Detection, Digital X-Rays and Magnification. Our surgeries are equipped with modern cameras to display areas of concern inside your mouth.
Prevention Your First Dental Visit
Using a one to five scale and provide treatment to eliminate bone loss and red inflamed bleeding gums, and enhance the health back to pink gums.
At Your First Dental Visit we will identify causes of decay and provide a decay management program aimed at eliminating decay through good cleaning and diet at home.
Our experienced hygiene team focus on helping you achieve optimum oral health.
- 90-95% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease * Healthy gums do not bleed
- With a thorough assessment we can diagnose and treat gum disease at its earliest stages
- If your mouth is diseased it can affect your entire body
- We can ensure you are on the appropriate maintenance programme so you have the correct tools to help you achieve optimum oral health
- We can help you keep your teeth for life
- People live longer, more productive lives if they have their natural teeth
- A programme of hygiene will be recommended to help you achieve optimum oral health
What must i do to have great Dental Hygiene and Gum Care
The Rinse Protocol : Next rinse your mouth on the left side and spit out. Then the right side and spit out the water. Lastly, rinse the front top and bottom teeth and spit out.
Do it within an hour after a meal.
First You need to brush your teeth after eating. Next use the rinsing protocol above.
Next use interdental brushes between your teeth. Next use the rinsing protocol above.
Lastly use the floss and remove the plaque off between your teeth. We can teach you how to do this using the proper technique. Then the final rinse.
What Are The Benefits of a Regular Dental Hygiene and Gum Care?
Even with regular brushing and flossing, it is easy to miss tartar and plaque build-up which creates an environment for bacteria to flourish. Dental cleanings prevent gum disease and tooth loss, but more importantly, it removes stains and enhances your smile. Benefits include:
- Prevents gingivitis which causes inflammation and bleeding gums.
- Cleanings lower the risk of high dental bills because they prevent cavities and gum disease which leads to decay and requires more extensive dental treatments.
- Cleaning removes stains from soda, tea, wine, or inhalants which helps maintain fresh breath and healthy, white teeth.
Daily flossing is necessary for removing plaque and food particles that your toothbrush cannot reach.
The area just beneath the gum line and the tight spaces between teeth are vulnerable areas where plaque can build up and turn to tartar.
If you do not floss regularly, the build-up of plaque and tartar can lead to cavities, as well as gum disease.
Cut down on sugar, and other lifestyle tips
Have a healthy lifestyle, including eating well, not smoking and limiting your alcohol and sugar intake. It’s good for your whole body, including your teeth, gums and mouth.
Don’t delay dental treatments
Most Important Facts To Remember
Brushing and flossing help get rid of most plaque, but some plaque is more difficult to remove and will harden and form tartar. Only cleaning by a dental professional can remove tartar.
Unremoved plaque and tartar will not only cause decay, but also work its way under the gums and lead to serious gum disease. Eventually, the disease process could become so advanced the only treatment is the extraction of the tooth.
Proper care of the teeth and gums requires minimal time commitment. A healthy diet, a consistent oral home hygiene program, and regular professional cleanings and checkups will keep teeth and gums in excellent shape, and leave you with a beautiful, healthy smile.