Preventing dental issues, like cavities can help secure your general health and boost your oral hygiene, for life.
Dental hygiene starts at home with regular brushing and flossing followed by an antibacterial mouthwash.
You should also reflect on your daily habits and decide which ones are harmful to your oral health. The following behaviours should be stopped immediately:
Also, keep in mind that other medical conditions, such as untreated diabetes and dry mouth could cause further damage to your dental health. Medications that affect your mouth and saliva production could also pose a risk to your dental hygiene. That’s why it is important to inform you dentist of all previous and current medical conditions. The more our team knows, the more we can do to protect your oral health.
In many cases, poor oral health is a tell-tale sign of further, more serious issues located in other parts of the body such as cardiovascular problems or oral cancer. If despite all your efforts, you cannot improve the state of your oral health, you may also want to reach out to your general practice physician in addition to your dentist to get a general check-up.
A great way to augment your efforts is to keep up with your regular visits to the dentist. Even if you see no immediate concerns, check-ups are important. Your hygienist is trained to detect small implications that you cannot see or feel to diagnose any issue in the mouth.
At Pinner Green Dental, we provide extensive cleanings at every biannual visit. Our hygienists focus on removing plaque from the teeth and gums, providing professional flossing and polishing your teeth afterwards.
It is with great sadness that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not permitted to see any patients in person. We will be operating reduced hours for a telephone advice service only.
If you are a registered patient of the practice and you have severe dental pain and facial swelling please call 020 8866 0362, between the hours of 9am and 1pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
If you cannot get through, please kindly leave a voicemail message and one of the team will call you back. We wish you and your loved ones good health and wellbeing during this difficult time.