Prevention is better than cure; there is nowhere this statement applies more than in dentistry.

With people eating foods with higher levels of sugar, drinking alcohol and indulging in other lifestyle choices like smoking, it is more important than ever that people regularly visit their dentists for preventative dental treatments.

Preventative dentistry is not just about attending biannual check-ups, although that is one important aspect of it. There are many different preventative treatments that our dentists in West Byfleet can provide to our patients, that prevent far more than cavities and extractions.

What is preventative dentistry?

The meaning is in the title. Preventive dentistry is used to prevent further problems occurring with your teeth, gums and overall oral health.

When you brush, floss and rinse your mouth, you are performing preventative treatment against cavities and gum disease. In a dental surgery, there are more options for preventative care, using different techniques, specialists and equipment to keep your mouth in tip top shape.

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene treatments are performed by our specially trained hygienist dentists in West Byfleet, who will be able to remove any hard plaque or tartar that may have accumulated on your teeth.

At your appointment with our hygienists, they will assess your gums and teeth and professionally clean them with specialist pastes, gels and equipment. This is known as a scale and polish and is performed to reduce the risk of gingivitis and other forms of gum disease.

They will also advise you on ways to reduce plaque build-up and will be able to assist you with any specific hygiene needs you may have, like keeping dentures clean or maintaining dental implants.

Oral Cancer Screening

An overlooked area of dental screening is that of oral cancer detection.

In recent years, the number of reported cases of oral cancer has risen and, like all cancers, early detection is the best way to boost the chances of making a full recovery.

This screening typically involves a thorough examination of your mouth, throat, the inside of your cheeks and underneath your tongue.

Regardless of your smoking status, it is important that you are screened for oral cancer at least once a year. If you notice any unusual sores, lumps or ulcers, please book an appointment with us to see our hygienist.

Children’s Teeth

Bringing your children to see the dentists in West Byfleet from an early age can make trips easier for them in the future, so we are always happy to see children coming to our surgery for their regular check-ups.

When we meet with young children, it gives us the chance to identify potential future issues, like over or underbites or even crowding and act on them immediately.

We will be able to apply fluoride solutions to the surface of the teeth, mineralising them and preventing future decay, in addition to tooth colour matched fissure sealants if necessary.

Want to prevent future dental issues? Call us now at Byfleet Dental Practice.

The media is full of images of actors, singers and even newscasters with perfectly straight, white teeth. Indeed, the Hollywood smile seems to have taken over the entire industry with more celebrities than ever appearing with this trademark.

Not too long ago, such dental makeovers were reserved only for those with a large amount of money, but with demand comes supply.

As cosmetic dentistry became ever popular, more dentists across the UK learned how to perform multiple cosmetic procedures, pushing the overall prices down. This means that this once luxury service is now within the reach of most people.

Our team of dentists in West Byfleet have not fallen behind; we can offer you a full range of dental treatments to improve your smile and boost your confidence.

Cosmetic treatments we offer

Along with being able to offer our patients the full Hollywood makeover, our dentists in West Byfleet can provide many other cosmetic treatments too.


Veneers are a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the shade and shape of your teeth. They can accomplish either, or both desired outcomes.

They are commonly used to fill small gaps between teeth and can give your teeth a more balanced and straighter appearance.

As veneers are made to match the colour of your teeth, they look just like real teeth and can be fitted in one sitting, saving you time and boosting your confidence quickly.

Dental Implants

If you have one or more missing teeth and don’t want to wear dentures, dental implants may be for you.

Comprised of a series of titanium screws in your jaw and a tooth (or teeth) fixed on top, implants look just like real teeth and provide a superior hold compared to dentures.

Dental implants can be a single tooth or, when a patient has lost a lot of their natural teeth, there is the option to fit a bridge to the jaw with titanium screws and even a full set of dentures. This prevents rubbing against the gumline and creates an instant, photo ready smile.

As they are fitted to your jaw, they are not bulky and therefore do not impact on your speech, or your ability to eat certain foods and are simple to maintain.

Teeth Whitening

Even the most diligent teeth cleaners can develop staining on their teeth.

Our dentists in West Byfleet,, Byfleet Dental Boutique, offer our patients both the Pola Day and Pola Night whitening systems, which remove staining and improve the overall whiteness of your teeth.

Our dental team will assess what kind of staining you have on your teeth and then customise a plastic tray and bleach-based gel for you to wear overnight at home.


The idea of braces being considered cosmetic may sound absurd, but many of the braces we offer are either clear or ‘invisible,’ so you can straighten your teeth without large metal braces.

Types of clear braces we provide include Invisalign and the Inman Aligner.

Contact us today for more information about cosmetic dentistry options.

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