Preventative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that helps you keep a healthy mouth. By visiting the dentist at least twice a year (or more if needed), you are guaranteed to keep your teeth and gums healthy, thus requiring less dental treatment with every visit. Nowadays, the two main causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and gum disease. The better you protect yourself against these threats, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth healthy for life.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we offer preventative dental services for every member of the family. These services include new patient adult and child exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatment and thorough plaque removal. During your check-up, our Harley Street dentist will provide you with a comprehensive dental assessment by evaluating the health of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues in your mouth.
The initial part of a routine examination at Harley Street Dental Clinic involves a professional dental cleaning usually performed by our hygienist. Dental cleanings at Harley Street Dental Clinic involve the removal of plaque and tartar residue from teeth in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Through thorough polishing and scaling, your Harley Street dentist will be able to clean any residue that is not removed by routine brushing and flossing at home. By removing plaque before it hardens into tartar, we can keep your teeth healthy for longer. The final part of a professional tooth cleaning at Harley Street Dental Clinic involves polishing to remove plaque and persistent surface stains.
In children, preventative dentistry is very important. For this reason, aside from regular cleaning, we offer fluoride varnish treatments as well as sealants in order to delay tooth decay.
Preventative dentistry for healthier teeth
Visiting your dentist at least twice a year has numerous benefits for patients of all ages. Whether it is uncontrolled gum disease, sensitivity, cavities or other conditions, your Harley Street dentist can help treat all these dental issues and keep them at bay. If early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, can be halted and cured, then you can look forward to a lifetime of healthy smiles.