A healthier smile begins with preventive dentistry which has the goal of keeping your mouth and teeth healthy for life. By regularly visiting us at JL dental care you can prevent problems before they ever get a chance to happen.
The two most common causes of people losing teeth are gum disease and decay and we can help to prevent both. You can find out more about gum disease prevention by clicking here and reading our section on dental hygiene.
We recommend visiting us every six months – for most people – to have a dental health check carried out and receive a thorough cleaning of your teeth. We will also give you practical advice to ensure you are cleaning your teeth correctly.
Sometimes people can put off a hygienist appointment to ‘save money’ as their teeth ‘feel clean’. Imagine if missing that appointment leads to a tooth losing more bone around it or requiring a root canal treatment, crown or both? Wouldn’t that seem like a false economy?
The hygienists at JL Dental Care also do a lot more during your appointment than you perhaps realise. They remove the clear sticky plaque which contains bacteria that thrives on the sugars in your food. They also look for traces of decay and can spot early signs of mouth cancer when the disease may be highly treatable. Your hygienist really is the proof of the old adage, prevention is better than cure!