Our aim is for all of our patients to have healthy teeth and gums.
Oral health isn’t just about being free from tooth decay or infections. We want you to enjoy and have confidence in your mouth, to smile freely and eat what you want when it really matters to you.
We think that gums are just as important as teeth when it comes to smiling. People with attractive smiles always have pink and stippled gums which help them to look well and full of vitality.
It might not be obvious when someone smiles at first but often the underlying problem is the gums and not the teeth!
Having healthy teeth and gums can also help the general health and well-being of your body. For example, we now know that patients with periodontal disease can be at greater risk of having cardiovascular disease.
We want all our patients to have a healthy mouth so that they have a lasting natural smile. Our aim is to help all of our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums and therefore reduce the treatment needed in future.
This takes knowledge, effort and care. The dentists, hygienists and nurses are always continuing their training to ensure they are up to date with all of the newest information and technologies.
We all want to help show you how best to care for your mouth and create a good home care routine. We recommend that every patient sees a hygienist and dentist at least every 6 months.
Our nurses are all trained in oral health instruction or have oral health educator qualifications. There is always someone available to give tips and answer questions about cleaning and diet advice.
There are all sorts of things that we can do for you if you want us to improve your smile or replace missing teeth. The most important thing is to ensure that things are as healthy and stable as possible before doing the fancy stuff!
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