Your smile is your opportunity to speak without words. We use our smiles to convey emotion and interact unconsciously with our peers, business associates and acquaintances. By ensuring that your smile is as healthy as possible, then you are putting your best foot forward in all of your ventures in life.
By choosing a dentist in Harley Street who looks at your whole wellbeing when considering the approach to your oral health care, you are ensuring that caring for your smile improves your general health and is essentially easy to do.
Preventive health care is one of the fundamental approaches to dentistry that your dentist in Harley Street is confident in performing and pleased to be able to offer you and your children. Our approach is holistic and inclusive, ensuring that every one of our patients are as involved with the process as possible, understanding the importance of a good daily hygiene routine as well as the frequent visitation to our practice.
From here, we can seek to apply a bespoke treatment plan so that your smile can remain as strong and healthy as possible. This can be done in a number of ways, with preventive treatments such as fissure sealants, with hygiene appointments performed by a professional and with advice and education on how to clean your own teeth at home properly for your unique situation.
What is a fissure sealant?
Often performed on young adult teeth, where children are at a greater risk of developing cavities in their new teeth which can have a devastating impact on their oral health for life, a fissure sealant is used to fill in the deep grooves on the back molars which can be difficult to clean.
If debris and bacteria stay sitting in these grooves for too long, then the enamel is eventually worn away, exposing the tooth and causing a cavity that will need restoration.
A fissure sealant protects and covers these grooves, creating a smoother surface that is easier to clean. The result is a preventive strategy that can be reapplied over n over again once it wears away.
How often should I have a hygiene appointment?
Your dentist in Harley Street will generally suggest that you have a professional cleaning appointment as often as you visit them, which is generally twice a year. We are able to use specialised tools to remove any hard to reach debris as well as plaque and tartar that cements to teeth which is not only not very attractive but is damaging to the health of your teeth as well.
By keeping your teeth looking and feeling their best, you are more likely to love the smile you have and care for it properly.
Cleaning your teeth twice a day by brushing, flossing and rinsing is perhaps the best method of preventive action that you can do. We are keen to guide you in the right way by showing you what the best tools and methods are for oral health care specifically for you.
We look forward to helping you achieve that healthy smile that you deserve.