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Preventative Care

The team at 76dental are committed to promoting preventative dentistry and will offer advice on the following areas:

DENTAL HYGIENE

Regular tooth brushing and flossing are the basic requirements for healthy gums, teeth and a fresh breath. Patients often brush several times a day but their technique is inadequate for effective cleaning. At 76dental the dentists and hygienist will focus on improving and maintaining the condition of your gums to help you to be more confident and feel better about the long term condition of your teeth.

Find out more about our hygienist services

DIET

Sugars and particularly carbohydrates are a major cause of tooth decay. The most important point is to limit the number of times any item of food or drink makes contact with your teeth. Thus all foods should be consumed during meal times only and avoid snacks between meals.

Tooth surface loss due to acidic foods and drinks is also a major concern today. Please seek professional advice if you feel your teeth are affected by tooth erosion.

FLUORIDE

Use of toothpaste with fluoride is one of the major factors why children and adults today have less tooth decay. Great care should be taken when using additional fluoride supplements in young children. The team at 76dental will be able to offer individualised advice on this matter.

SMOKING AND ORAL HEALTH

Patients who smoke are far more likely to suffer with more severe gum problems. Smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. This has the adverse effect on the healing process, so infection in the gums and following tooth extractions are more likely. Smoking is also a major risk factor for cancer of the mouth and throat. At 76dental we can offer support and advice on smoking cessation.