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Oral Health Care

At Pickering Dental Surgeries we fully appreciate that a beautiful, confident, radiant smile needs to be built upon strong and healthy foundations.

 

Preventive Dentistry

We believe in modern preventive dentistry.

Preventive dentistry means the preservation of healthy teeth and gums and the prevention of dental caries and oral disease.

Thorough Dental Examinations

All of our dentists take time during each check-up to give your oral health a thorough examination. Detecting and dealing with any problems at an early stage helps avoid invasive treatments where possible.

Dedicated Hygienists

Your gums provide the foundation for your teeth so it is important to look after them. Our qualified hygienists carry out educational and clinical care to help ensure you achieve and maintain good oral health.

 

Treating and preventing gum disease

Did you know?

It is gum disease and not tooth decay that is the major cause of tooth loss in adult patients.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an inflammation of the tissues that support the teeth.  Over a period of time, the effect of this inflammation is to cause the gums to recede. This recession can cause pockets to develop between the teeth and the gums. Bacteria accumulates inside the pockets and accelerates the disease process.

When gum disease is in the early stages it is called gingivitis. The more advanced form, when inflammation reached the bone, is called periodontitis, which , if left untreated, can eventually result in tooth loss.

Gum problems usually begin without any initial symptoms which is why it is important to have both your teeth and gums checked regularly.

How do I prevent it?

Regular check-ups and visits to the hygienists are essential in helping you improve and maintain the condition of your teeth and gums.

A good oral hygiene routine at home is an important factor in preventing gum disease, but your needs will differ from time to time and the mouth changes, so you’ll need new oral care techniques during different phases of life. The hygienist will monitor your oral health and provide the most appropriate advice.

 
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