What can your dentist in West Byfleet treat?
It is important that you come in and visit your local dentist in West Byfleet every 6 months or so to maintain an appropriate level of oral health. There are some instances in which you may need to come more or less frequently than this and this will be discussed with your dentist in West Byfleet during your appointment.
We benefit from having advanced technology and equipment which means that we are able to identify early stages of decay. We recommend that you visit us every 6 months as changes can occur within this time. For the best possible chance to prevent further complications, we aim to treat any concerns that you may have as early as possible.
We look at dentistry as an overall oral health care that is defined by three different fields. These fields are preventive, restorative and cosmetic. When you come in for your routine check-up, or for a different matter, we can discuss with you what we are able to provide you under these three fields.
Often, preventive treatment is our focus as there is nothing better than prevention to an issue. This means that for children, we guide and educate them to ensure they understand the importance of brushing and flossing teeth and how to do it properly.
We extend this knowledge to adults as well as we all need reminders. We can also give you practical tips that are useful to your personal situation, such as what firmness of toothbrush would suit you and what kind of toothpaste would be the most beneficial.
There are also preventive treatments available, such as fluoride applications and fissure sealants. A fissure sealant is used to fill in the deep grooves found on our biting molars in the back of the mouth to prevent decay.
Children especially find it difficult to clean these teeth and trapped debris is the leading cause of decay in young teeth. It is devastating to see young teeth filled with cavities, especially when these new teeth are intended to last them a lifetime. By developing and utilizing fissure sealants, we are preventing the need to apply many fillings in young teeth and ensuring that they have the best chance possible of remaining healthy. Once the sealant chips away over time, you can easily replace it as well.
I thought it was all about drilling and filling!
Not at all! Your dentist in West Byfleet is really focused on your overall health and wellbeing here. However, we can of course perform many restorative treatments when the need arises so that you can ensure that your natural tooth remains functional.
We will only extract a tooth when it is absolutely necessary as we have found that restoring and retaining the tooth is more beneficial in the long term. If you need some kind of restorative treatment done on one or more of your teeth, we will discuss the process with you as well as the advantages and importance of keeping that tooth as healthy as possible.