Children and adults need to be treated differently because they have unique needs specific to their developmental stages and lifestyle choices. Your dentist in West Byfleet has the integrity and passion to work with a varied range of individuals, giving bespoke advice and care whilst using top-end resources consistently during routine checkups to ensure that even the slightest change in your oral health is accurately identified, noted and monitored.

This is why so many of our patients are comfortable and confident about their routine consultations and if you are new to us or experience some degree of dental fear, know that we have procedures in place to enable you to move through these feelings at your own pace and in your own time.

We seek to offer bespoke solutions to every one of our patients because everyone presents with unique needs and situations. By taking the time during your routine consultation to understand your concerns, your smile goals and your oral health directly, then we can offer the right kind of solutions so that you can achieve what is important to you regarding your smile in the most convenient and effective way for you.

Oral health care for a child

A lot of focus is placed in preventive care by your dentist in West Byfleet for children, which is namely education coupled with a few treatments that ensure young teeth are kept cavity-free in these young and volatile years. Because unfortunately, young children are not always good at brushing their teeth, particularly in hard to reach places, and these naive mistakes can cost them their oral health far into their future.

Furthermore, without desensitization to a dentist in West Byfleet at a young age, including the smells, sights and tools frequently used, that fear of the dental practice can emerge and those good habits of visiting a practice are not integrated into a child’s life. By encouraging good oral health care by establishing a routine early and encouraging positive experiences, then children are far more likely to continue these habits into their adult lives.

Some treatments for children include fissure sealants and fluoride applications, which are both preventive solutions to ensure that teeth remain healthy and strong. A fissure sealant fills in the deep grooves on the molar teeth which often harbour bad bacteria and are prone to cavities. It can be repeated often when it chips or wears away and is an easy way to keep these teeth free from cavities. Fluoride applications mineralize teeth, ensuring that they have all they need to remain strong against the constant battle with bad bacteria. It is applied directly to teeth and is a safe solution to ensure that a child’s teeth are getting what it needs in this modern age.

For adults, the solutions are more varied but essentially provide the same end result which is to educate you, encourage you and enable you to enjoy your smile for as long as possible. Through preventive, restorative and cosmetic procedures, we can make sure your smile is as healthy, beautiful and strong as it can be.

If you need an emergency solution because you have been in an accident of some kind or are experiencing severe pain that will not go away, then look no further than your dentist in West Byfleet to provide you with the right kind of care when you need it.

In addition, if previous oral treatment has failed in some way, such as a crown has broken, then seek emergency care as quickly as you can so that you can follow the right advice to ensure that the integrity of your tooth is not overly compromised.

We treat any injury, pain or failed treatment as an emergency and you should as well. By understanding that your compromised tooth can have a detrimental impact on the rest of your smile and for many years to come, acting quickly and in the right way can have a huge effect on the overall outcome, so it is best to ask and be prepared.

When it comes to avulsed teeth, there are a few things that your dentist in West Byfleet feels you best be made aware of before it happens. This can make all the difference as to whether they are able to salvage the tooth and restore it, which is possible if you are able to reach them fast enough.

In general, whatever the emergency, if you can call us and provide us with some details of your situation, then we are able to provide you immediately with the right kind of advice as to improve any chances of success once you can come in to see us. This can have a hugely positive outcome on your general wellbeing.

What should we know about avulsed teeth?

Firstly, know that the more you handle the tooth, especially the delicate roots of an avulsed tooth, the more you are likely to damage it beyond repair. The parts of the tooth that are not typically seen are actually extremely delicate and the cells degrade quickly when not in the right environment.

So, gently wash the tooth if it is dirty without rubbing or scrubbing and in a saline solution or in milk. Plain water will simply make the cells swell and burst, rendering it too damaged for further use.

If you can place the tooth back into the socket without experiencing too much pain, then do so, placing a towel or cloth on top of it and biting down to hold it in place. Should this not be an option, then keeping the tooth moist in milk is your next best option until you can make it to your local dentist in West Byfleet for immediate oral health care.

If you can get to our dental practice within an hour of losing your tooth and by following the above suggestions as closely as possible, then the chances of us being able to reinsert your teeth are much greater, enabling you to move past this experience without a lasting negative impact on your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Should this not be an option and your tooth remains avulsed, then we will help you to act quickly in replacing it, potentially with a dental implant so that you can continue to enjoy a fully functional smile again.

Byfleet Dental Boutique is a dental practice based in West Byfleet which provides a full range of dental treatments within general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry for all the family. Our many years of experience means that our dentist in West Byfleet is able to provide to our patients effective courses of dental treatment for both children and adults, and we are passionate in not only providing effective dental treatment, but also providing preventive dentistry to our patients.

Preventive dentistry at Byfleet Dental Boutique

An important part of dentistry is being able to identify dental issues as early as possible.

Preventive dentistry refers to the area of dentistry which helps to prevent dental issues such as cavities, enamel wear and gum disease. This includes educating patients with techniques which can help to maintain good oral health, as well as providing dental treatment to help treat any dental issues before they escalate.

At Byfleet Dental Boutique, our dentist in West Byfleet is able to provide extensive dental treatments within preventive dentistry, such as dental hygiene treatment.

Dental hygiene treatment at Byfleet Dental Boutique

Byfleet Dental Boutique uses dental hygiene as a form of preventive dentistry. The main aim of this treatment is to thoroughly clean the teeth and remove plaque which has built up over a period of time. Although we advise our patients to brush their teeth twice a day and floss after every meal, there will always be harder to reach places in the mouth which will be difficult to keep clean and plaque free. These areas are more likely to have plaque build-up and if this is not removed as soon as possible, it can accumulate and harden to form a more tougher deposit which is also known as tartar. Usually tartar cannot be removed by brushing alone, which is why it is recommended that you visit your local dentist in order to get the tartar removed. Failure to get the tartar removed could lead to more plaque building up around the tooth and also the gum line which can lead to gum disease.

When you visit our practice for your dental hygiene treatment, our dentist in West Byfleet will firstly assess your teeth and gums in order to determine how much has built up in your mouth. Once this has been identified, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned using a process called scaling and polishing.

The scale and polish procedure uses special equipment including an ultrasound scraper and hand held instruments to firstly remove deposits of plaque and tartar, known as the ‘scrape’ stage. After this, the next step of the process is to polish the teeth. This stage of the process is so that any stains on the teeth can be removed along with smoothing the surface of the teeth and removing any patches of rough texture in order to prevent any possible plaque build up in the future.

Although we recommend professional cleaning for our patients at Byfleet Dental Boutique, we also advise that this should be used as an addition to maintaining a good oral health routine.

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