January 7th, 2016
At Cotteswold House Dental Care, we prefer the term “Health Mouth Review” as we look at more than just your teeth and gums as we will explain below:
Why do I need a Healthy Mouth Review?
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
Our Healthy Mouth Review includes:
• Tooth and gum examination
• Intra-oral examination
• Checking the jaw joint
• Complete discussion of your oral health needs
• X-rays (when appropriate)
• Oral cancer screening
• Estimate of fees for treatment
What makes us different?
We will work with you to help to improve the health of your teeth and gums, providing you with a Dental Health Report
at every healthy mouth review, preventative advice, and even take you on a tour of your mouth with our intra-oral cameras. All of this means that together, we can make sure that all of your dental needs are met.
How often should I have a Healthy Mouth Review?
After your healthy mouth review, we will recommend a date for your next visit. The time to your next review could be as short as three months or as long as two years.
Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next visit.
Our Healthy Mouth Membership includes two healthy mouth reviews a year along with 2 hygiene sessions and 10% discount on treatment for a monthly investment of £12.10
November 20th, 2015
As the Christmas season is soon to be upon us, we are sure you want to have a healthy sparkling smile to go with your party dresses and suits.
Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to provide you with tips to help reduce any embarrassment about stained and discoloured teeth.
Why do teeth stain?
Stained teeth can be caused by drinking coke, coffee and tea, or consuming stain producing foods such as red wine or blueberries (!). Also nicotine is a main cause of staining.
Plaque deposits as a result of not brushing correctly or flossing can also cause stains.
Biting on hard objects can cause microcracks which will rapidly stain and are hard to clean.
How do you stop staining teeth?
Next time we will be talking about ways in which we can help to remove stains.
- Limit the amount of coffee and tea
- Avoid smoking
- Have regular visits with your dentist and hygienist
- Brush and floss properly
- The use of some toothpastes can help to remove minor stains