At Smilecare preventative dentistry is the underlying backbone of our ethos, and we are passionate about helping you prevent avoidable dental treatments in the future by encouraging a healthy oral care routine and advice on protecting your teeth and gums.
What are the benefits of preventative dentistry?
A healthy oral hygiene routine with regular brushing and cleaning between teeth with floss or inter-dental brushes to prevent the build-up of plaque will help you to keep healthy teeth and gums and prevent dental problems from developing.
What preventative measures does Smilecare provide?
Our dental team can offer you diet advice and oral hygiene instruction tailored to your individual requirements. Treatments that are part of our programme of prevention at Smilecare include fluoride application and fissure sealants.
What steps can I take?
- Brush teeth at least twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste and clean between the teeth with dental floss or inter-dental brushes
- Visit our hygienist
- Have regular check-ups with your dentist
- Avoid fizzy drinks, acidic and sugary drinks
- Eat a healthy diet
- Stopping smoking helps as it can have a negative impact on gum health, discolour teeth and cause mouth cancer