Routine preventative care

Dental hygiene and check ups in Bristol

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to your oral health.

Dental pain, as many of us know, is something that is best avoided at all costs. However, it is not just the pain that should be avoided but the deterioration of your dental health in general.

Our teeth are important and enable us not only to chew and eat our food effectively, thereby ensuring adequate nutrition, but to enable us to feel confident when we smile. With research showing that people who are successful in their career and relationships tend to be confident, ensuring that we take care of our teeth and smile makes sound sense.

Brushing and Flossing

It goes without saying that brushing and flossing our teeth and gums on a regular basis is key to keeping our teeth in great shape. Without this, we would be in constant need of invasive dental procedures simply to enable us to keep our teeth at all.

Whilst most people do this, some fail to ensure that they follow this up with regular visits to their dentist. To do this is to ask for trouble as, what may not be noticed when it is a minor problem, can be detected and treated by a dentist before the problem becomes more serious, if caught in time.

At Beau Monde Dental Care of Bristol, we have the latest technologies such as the intra oral camera which not only enable us to see what is going on in your mouth, but allows you to see too, should you so wish. Whilst some patients have no desire to see this, some do find it re-assuring to understand what is happening.

Preventative Check Ups

At your check up, there are a number of potential dental problems that we can spot and treat early on. If let unchechecked, such problems can escalate possibly until pain is felt.

Dental Decay

Dental decay is one of the most common dental problems and can be caused by poor dental hygiene or the consumption of sugars which will eat away at the exterior enamel of the teeth. By spotting any early signs of decay, we are able to fill this with a small filling before the area of decay becomes too large and may need more invasive treatment, perhaps even a crown fitted to ensure its stability and longevity.

Gum Disease

Gum disease often remains undetected for some time before major symptoms appear. Even brushing and flossing does not mean that you are guaranteed to be free of this. There are areas, such as the back of the rear teeth that are very hard to clean yourself; however as professional dentists, we are able to detect these areas and treat them as needed.

In many cases, treatment of gum disease will simply consist of advice about how to brush and floss more efficiently, or may involve a little professional cleaning at our Bristol dental practice.

Under no circumstances should gum disease be ignored as, if left, it can lead to periodontitis and, in some cases, tooth loss.

Oral Cancers

Around five thousand cases of oral cancers are detected each year and many of these are spotted by the dentist. This is logical due to the fact that we work closely in this area. If we spot anything that we feel may be of concern, we will advise you to see your doctor for professional advice.

It should be noted that we are not cancer specialists and unable to determine if what we see is a cancer or not. We would ask you not to be too concerned if we recommend that you see a doctor as our advice is purely precautionary and offered as we feel that it is much better to be safe than sorry.

Beau Monde Check Ups

When you visit our Bristol practice for your check up; we will discuss any concerns or queries that you may have and, by inspecting your mouth, will advise you of any treatments that may be needed.

New patients will also receive an x-ray at their initial examination which helps both you and us, to understand your mouth and assist in determining any treatment plan that you may need.

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