Keeping your teeth and gums strong, clean and germ free is vital for your oral health as well as your general health. That’s why, at TiggaSmile, we advise all our patients to visit us regularly so we can make sure your mouth is as healthy as it can be.
Seeing your TiggaSmile practitioner on a regular basis means that all your dental questions will be answered and any problem areas will be thoroughly examined. We pride ourselves in getting to know our patients and their dental needs, and by seeing us regularly we can build a good general picture of your oral health.
When you visit our dental team for a routine appointment, we complete a 14-step dental check-up to make sure you receive the right treatment and leave our surgery feeling confident about the health of your teeth and gums.
By making sure your teeth and mouth are kept as healthy as possible, Preventative Dentistry can prevent the need for more major dental treatment in the future.
At TiggaSmile, this is something we are passionate about, and are always happy to give you advice and guidance on maintaining your oral health.
Two of the main issues that Preventative Dentistry addresses are Tooth Decay and Gum Disease. Despite them being relatively easy to manage through good oral hygiene, they are two of the leading causes of tooth loss. Addressing these issues consistently, and coming up with a maintenance plan, can provide good oral health into your later life.
Teeth are constantly exposed to a build-up of materials throughout the day. This build-up forms on the teeth as plaque, a substance that not only harbours bacteria, but also produces acid, which can erode the teeth’s outer enamel layer.
The bacteria in your mouth is not a risk to your teeth when it is kept at low levels, but not brushing and flossing your teeth regularly means these levels can become damaging. There is also a link between increased oral bacteria and other serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke
There is an increasing variety of dental appliances and products available on the market, and at TiggaSmile we can give you all the information and guidance you require. We are always available to discuss your options, from which type of toothbrush suits your needs, or how often you should use mouthwash as part of your dental hygiene routine.
Beyond your regular oral hygiene routine, there are also changes in your diet and lifestyle, which can help maintain good gum health. Our Dental Hygienist can advise ways to avoid further damage to your gums as a result of what you consume, including factors such as smoking, exercise, and a healthy sleep routine.
Preventative dentistry practices you can carry out at home include:
Preventative dentistry services we can carry out at TiggaSmile include: