At Dental Healthcare Practice our dentists and dental hygienists make maintaining the health of your mouth a priority. We founded our practice on the principle of preventing dental problems before they get out of hand and require treatment. Our treatment plans are designed to improve oral health and minimise treatment.
We believe in using a team approach. Our dentists and dental hygienists will work together to develop a prevention plan for you. We want you to have the healthiest smile possible, and avoid the dental work that inevitably comes as a result of poor dental hygiene.
All of our prevention plans are designed to reduce dental decay and gum disease. These are the most common problems we see when our patients first come to us. Here’s how we help you to keep teeth and gums healthy:
Oral hygiene advice
We will give you guidance on dental care including cleaning the mouth. We understand how busy people are these days, so we’ll give you a practical hygiene routine that is simple, realistic, and easy to fit into the routine of your day.
Fluoride applications and sealants
Two effective treatments in the fight against dental decay are fluoride applications and sealants. Our fluoride treatments provide extra protection against tooth decay. Sealants are plastic coatings that are commonly used on the deep pits and grooves of back teeth more susceptible to decay. We’ll only use these treatments where appropriate to strengthen teeth and make them resistant to decay.
Scaling and polishing
We use scaling and polishing frequently in our dental treatment plans to remove tartar and the deposits that build up on teeth over time. Plaque is mostly made up of bacteria, which feeds on sugary food and drinks, and produces acid as a waste product. It’s this acid that attacks the teeth.
Scaling and polishing removes hardened calculus, which builds up on the teeth and gums and causes various gum problems, including bad breath and discolouration of teeth.
The food and drink that we consume can be the cause of dental problems. One example of this is hidden sugars in so called “healthy” drinks, causing decay and excessive tooth wear. We will give sensible, realistic advice to enable you to avoid and reduce the problems certain foods can cause. Sometimes, it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it. We’ll give you plenty of advice to ensure you can minimise any damage caused by the food you are eating.
If you’re looking for experienced dental hygienists and advice for dental care in Horsham, Southwater or other parts of Sussex, call us today to book an appointment. Our ethos is to prevent the problems that cause lengthy and expensive dental treatment. We want all of our patients to enjoy healthy teeth, gums and mouths.