During these strange times it is easy to forget about dentist appointments, but we are keen to emphasise how important a visit is. Not only is it beneficial for your oral health, but it can give a feeling of normalcy and return to routine. Most people have looked after their oral hygiene very well during lockdown, knowing that a visit to the dentist would not be possible. However attending your dental appointments is essential as we are trained to notice any change from normal that may indicate a larger health issue, in which case we can then refer you to a specialist for further checks.
The Private Treatment Centre is a completely private practice, and we have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure a safe visit to our practice, from guidelines set by our regulator, including wearing the appropriate PPE, throughout disinfection of the surgery after each patient, medical history monitoring, to extra safety measures implemented such as air purifiers and UV light after cleaning.
Here is a gentle reminder on how to look after your teeth. When cleaning your teeth make sure you pay attention to all of them, including the ones in the back of your mouth, as hidden bacteria can become plaque. If you use mouthwash make sure you buy a good quality one and don’t use it straightaway after brushing, it can rinse away the fluoride which is important for the health of the teeth.
Of course the food you eat plays an important role in maintaining the health of your teeth. A balanced diet, with a focus on green vegetables, is essential. And please avoid sugary drinks as much as possible!
Good dental routine helps avoid bad breath, as we all know it is so important to floss your teeth. If you do have bad halitosis we can check your teeth and gums. If they are healthy we would advise you to go the doctor.