At the heart of our general dentistry service is your regular check ups and maintenance visits with the dental hygienist.
Once every six months we will thoroughly remove the sticky biofilm around your teeth that increases the chance of you developing cavities and gingivitis.
We will scan your teeth and gums for any signs of disease and provided tailored advice to achieve the best out of your cleaning regime. This ensures your gums and teeth are healthy and strong. It also allows us to take preventative action to stop minor dental issues becoming more serious.
We can also advise and support you in maintaining your own dental health which will help reduce gum disease and tooth decay.
In addition to your six monthly appointments we offer:
- Gum care
- Root canals
- Preventive education
Dental Health Check
Not just a quick once-over – 7 detailed checks at every check-up
We carry out the following checks during a routine check-up:
- Tooth decay check
- Gum disease / gingival and oral health check
- Teeth cracks and wear check
- Tooth discolouration check
- Soft tissues check (to check for mouth cancer and other medical conditions)
- Jaw joints and muscle check
- Swollen glands check (by examining the face and neck)
For all new patients, in addition to each of the above checks, it’s our usual practice to take x-rays to check for tooth decay, hidden infection or pathology, unless health or other reasons preclude it. If you are worried about the radiation exposure, you will be glad to know that we use phosphor plate technology which means that four x-rays are equivalent to one day of background radiation.
Our dental hygienist, Charlotte is also a dental therapist specially trained to work with the dentist to support you with a maintenance component of your treatment plan. Charlotte can provide fillings, extract ‘baby’ teeth and place preformed crowns on baby teeth. As long as an adult tooth does not need treatment to the nerve of the tooth, our dental therapist can fill or restore any part of the tooth that needs treatment.
“Fantastic dental practice with very friendly and professional staff.
I’ve been treated by Manuela Ciaschetti and her service was outstanding.
Would highly recommend!”