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Can I avoid major dental problems with a dentist in West Byfleet?

It is said that it is better to avoid a problem altogether than try to fix one, and this is never more true than in dentistry. No one wants to go for a root canal or have to have a tooth pulled and practicing good oral hygiene is a great way to prevent this. Keeping your teeth healthy helps avoid gum disease, cavities, enamel wear and a host of other problems you may encounter due to a lack of care, but is brushing and flossing at home really enough? Is there more you can do to ensure a clean mouth and teeth? We at Byfleet Dental Boutique, your local dentist in West Byfleet have some services and solutions for you to look into when it comes to the practice of good oral hygiene.

Start them young

It is best to get into good oral health habits when young and for those of our patients with children, we would encourage you to bring them in for regular check-ups in a safe and friendly environment that gets them used to being at the dentist without fear. We also offer a number of services for children with preventive dentistry in mind.

Creating a positive experience - our dentist will aim to create a great first impression with your little one and studies have shown that this may ensure that children grow up unafraid of the dentist.

Spotting future problems - having your child receive treatment at the dentist in West Byfleet can help us catch problems like underbites, overbites, and crossbites from an early age, allowing us to treat them sooner and more easily than if they had to wait until adulthood.

Sealants - fissure sealants are applied to the biting area of children’s teeth to help prevent decay, this is a tooth coloured substance and a completely pain-free procedure.

Preventive treatments for all

Going that extra mile for your teeth is a great idea and at the dentist in West Byfleet, we offer hygiene appointments for anyone looking to get that extra clean.

Your appointment will be undertaken by a specially trained dental hygienist who will take care of any plaque that’s built up over time in hard to reach places that you may have missed. The hygienist’s role is to show you how to properly take care of your teeth, they will assess your teeth and gums to determine the level of cleaning treatment you need and will professionally clean your teeth with special equipment and pastes in a technique known as scaling and polishing.

Cancer screening

Checking for mouth cancer - a type of cancer that is currently on the rise according to some studies - is a prevention that is far better than finding a cure. It is recommended that you have a screening on a yearly basis, however, if you have sores, lumps or ulcers that won’t go away it is important that you come in to have them checked out and further treatment can be discussed.