Less is More
Prevention is better than cure and that is at the heart of everything we do at the at Medway Smile Clinic’s – we want to help you keep your teeth for life.
The most common dental diseases are completely preventable. Regular dental check-ups and hygienist appointments are one of the best ways to keep in touch with your oral health and spot any problems before they start. We recommend appointment times according to your personal dental habits and risk profile, with an average suggested 6 months between check-ups.
There are some basic rules you can follow to avoid some of the more common dental issues:
Regular tooth brushing and flossing are the basic requirements for healthy gums, teeth and a fresh breath. Patients often brush several times a day but their technique may be inadequate for effective cleaning. Our Hygienists focus on improving and maintaining the condition of your gums, as well as offering a range of treatments- from relief from tooth sensitivity to fluoride treatments and tooth sealants-designed to help you to be more confident and feel better about the long-term condition of your teeth.
Sugars and particularly carbohydrates are a major cause of tooth decay. The most important point is to limit the number of times any item of food or drink makes contact with your teeth. Thus all foods should be consumed during mealtimes only and avoid snacks between meals.
Tooth surface loss due to acidic foods and drinks is also a major concern today. Please seek professional advice if you feel your teeth are affected by tooth erosion.
Use of toothpaste with fluoride is one of the major factors why children today have less tooth decay. Great care should be taken on taking additional fluoride supplements in young children and professional advice must be sought.
Smoking and Oral Health
Smoking can lead to many different health issues and diseases and, in some instances, these can be fatal. Although most people are aware of the effect that smoking can have on their body and general health, many are unaware of the effects that smoking has on their mouths which include:
- stained teeth
- bad breath (halitosis)
- tooth loss
- gum disease
- loss of taste and smell
- reduced blood supply to the mouth
- increased build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth
- delayed healing following dental extractions and other oral surgery
- increased risk of oral cancer
Have been with this dental practice for many years and i am always happy with the treatment i receive. I am a nervous patient but everyone there takes time to explain what is happening and I finally have a dentist i can trust. Definitely recommend to family and friends.
Fantastic service! I took my autistic son to them today they couldnt of been more caring , made us both feel very welcome and calm. It was the first time my son ever had an x-ray. The lady spoke calmly to him all through it and the dentist was also a lovely lady. My son came out of there full of smiles telling me they are really nice. He wants to keep going here which makes me as his mum happy.I totally trust this dentist they are the best dentist we have been to 🙂
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Saldkhar for repair to a chipped tooth. Both Dr. Saldkhar and her dental assistant were extremely professional and thorough in their work. I am extremely happy with the final result. All staff at the practice are extremely knowledgeable and friendly in their respective roles. I am more than happy to provide referrals in future should anyone require a holistic dental practitioners.