Queens Park Dental Team believe that preventative care is an essential feature of our Bournemouth dental practice: helping to prevent dental problems occurring means less treatment and cost for our dental patients. Research has shown that there are significant health benefits to maintaining regular dental care, and it involves regularly removing the build-up of bacteria and debris (plaque) from your teeth.
It's recommended to have a dental check-up every six months. Some patients may require more or less frequent check-ups and you should always stick to the schedule your dentist gives you. At your regular dental check-up our dentist, Hannah, will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and mouth for signs of decay, gum disease and early signs of oral cancer. She will let you know any further treatment you may need, such as a visit to the hygienist or if fillings are required.
X-rays are a common part of dental check-ups. Tooth decay may or may not cause discomfort and x-rays can help to show any tooth decay that may be hidden beneath the surface. X-rays can also help Hannah detect any infections in the bone and any bone loss as a result of gum disease. All x-rays are carried out under strict safety conditions. If you are, or think you may be, pregnant, please tell Hannah before treatment.
Bad breath is a social concern for many people. It has a variety of causes such as eating strong foods or smoking. Some nasal and stomach conditions can also cause bad breath, but one of the most common causes of persistent bad breath is the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gums. Bits of food can also get trapped between teeth and will start to rot, causing an unpleasant smell. Correct and regular brushing is very important to keeping your breath smelling fresh.
The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay. If you see Hannah regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but will also let her look for and treat these problems.
Early visits to the dentist are important to get your child used to the experience and to let them know it's nothing to be scared of. Our early experiences often shape how we feel about dentists later in life, so the members of Queens Park Dental Team make a huge effort to ensure your child is happy coming to see us. By discussing tooth brushing and the basis for a good diet we aim to help your child have a healthy mouth for life.back to treatments