Pendle Hill Dentist

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Oral examination

Thorough regular checkups will help identify problems in the mouth and teeth early. This will allow early treatment and prevent dental diseases from getting worse, which can often require extensive and costly treatment to rectify at a later stage. Tooth decay and cavities, gum disease, excessive tooth wear and even oral cancer, when identified early will have very good treatment outcomes.

Digital x-ray and intra-oral camera

Essential to aid accurate diagnosis and enhance treatment procedures. You will also be able to see and understand why and where treatment is necessary.

Diet, lifestyle and oral hygiene advice

Most diseases of the mouth and teeth are caused by the wrong diet, poor lifestyle choice and inadequate levels of oral hygiene. You will be advised on simple to follow procedures which can make a vast improvement to the health of your teeth and mouth.

Teeth cleaning

Regular professional teeth cleaning (scaling and polishing) is a cost effective procedure that maximizes the health of your gums. The gums are the foundation that holds your teeth and give them strength and stability.

Mouth guards

If you participate in contact sports like a lot of us do, mouth guards are essential in minimizing trauma to your teeth and their supporting structures. Trauma to teeth is very debilitating and can cause significant aesthetic problems and also financial costs.

Splints

Occlusal splints or night guards protect teeth from excessive wear and cracks from involuntary night time teeth grinding or clenching. Often teeth grinding (bruxism) or clenching leads to serious dental problems and can also give rise to headaches and neck pains.