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Preventative Dentistry

Dental Hygiene

Your hygiene appointment will include:

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY TEETH PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?

Most patients book bi-annual dental hygiene appointments. This enables your hygienist and dentist to identify any potential issues and address them before they become more invasive and expensive dental problems.

However, you may need more frequent dental cleanings if you have signs of gum disease, are pregnant or are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Healthy Gums

Your gums are like cushions for your teeth: they surround the teeth in the jaws and help to support them. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.

When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. A result of this could be losing your tooth so it's vital to avoid.

To keep your mouth in tip-top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.

Children's Teeth

WHEN SHOULD CHILDREN START GOING TO THE DENTIST?

Children should start seeing a dentist every 6 months, by their first birthday or once their first tooth erupts. The milk teeth in a growing child are hugely important as these form the foundations for their developing adult teeth.

Regular dental examinations enable us to closely monitor your child’s oral health development, ensuring any issues are picked up and treated quickly. Your dentist will also discuss an oral hygiene routine at home, specific to your child’s needs and provide tips on healthy snacks.

WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?

Dental sealants are recommended as a safe and straightforward way to help your child avoid cavities. The procedure is non-invasive, and it takes only a few minutes to place the protective coating across the top of the tooth, providing a protective barrier and an easier cleaning surface.

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s dental health or to book an appointment, please call our practice on 01273 474749.

Smoking Cessation

Many studies have shown that smoking and using tobacco products has a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums. The problem is caused by the fact that tobacco affects the gum tissue cells, making smokers more prone to getting infections in the form of gum and periodontal diseases. Other negative effects of smoking are: bad breath, stained teeth, jawbone loss, shrinking gums, mouth sores, decreased senses of taste and smell, poor healing of mouth sores and hairy tongue.

In addition to this, most people don't know that smoking is the main cause of mouth cancer, with thousands of people dying every year from mouth cancer brought on by smoking.

As dental professionals it is important for us to tell you the risks for smoking and to help you to quit by giving you information and support. By cutting down and stopping smoking or using tobacco products your oral health will benefit very quickly and you will notice certain changes in your mouth. It is essential that you come into the practice for regular check-ups so we can help you maintain good oral health and give you advice and encouragement.

Mouth Cancer Screening

At SmileOne Dental, mouth cancer screening is undertaken as part of every comprehensive dental examination. We are trained to detect signs and abnormalities associated with mouth cancer. If we have any concern, you will be referred to a specialist.

Early diagnosis is vital for the prognosis of mouth cancer. If you have noticed anything unusual in and around the head and neck area, please don’t ignore it.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MOUTH CANCER?

Below are some of the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer; however, it is important to be aware that you may not notice any symptoms at all:

AM I AT RISK FOR MOUTH CANCER?

By understanding your risk of mouth cancer, we will be able to discuss lifestyle changes and actions you can take to protect your health:

For more information regarding this treatment call us on 01273 474749

What our patients say

“Absolutely brilliant service and great treatment! Lots of information to help choose the best treatment then very skillful work. Caring and kind too, and all on the NHS. A lucky find having moved to the area.”

N.M – Lewes

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