The NHS is a beautiful thing, because it allows medical professionals and dental professionals to make their services as accessible possible. We combine private dentistry and NHS dentistry at our dental practice, so you can receive the best of both worlds. Here’s a brief breakdown of the difference between an NHS dentist and a private dentist, and how we can bridge that gap.
Cavities are extremely and frustratingly preventable with the correct dental hygiene routines and at-home care. Decay occurs when food debris and sugars are left on the surfaces of the teeth without being cleaned off, forming bacterial plaque that eats away at our protective enamel. When it breaks down the enamel, it will eventually make its way down to the structures within the tooth and create hollows and cavities. Cavities can be prevented at home, so here are some top tips from our NHS dentist on how to prevent cavities.
Your dental hygiene isn’t just looked after by your dentist, but your dental hygienist takes an active role in its betterment too. If you’ve never been to see your dental hygienist then you’re missing out professional cleanings, fresher breath, and invaluable advice!
Mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and accounts for around 2% of the cancers diagnosed in the UK. When detected early, it’s survival rate is an impressive 9 out of 10, but we want to build those odds. Early detection is crucial to treating it, so its vitally important that you know the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer. Detecting changes in your mouth early on could make all the difference, so with November being Mouth Cancer Action Month we thought we’d share with you exactly what to look out for.