Keeping our mouths free from the bacteria that cause tooth decay takes effort. As well as brushing our teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, we also recommend that our patients use floss or interdental brushes daily to ensure the spaces between their teeth are spotless.
At Hook Dental in Hampshire, we are passionate about prevention, which means we aim to prevent problems from starting in the first place and certainly before they become painful and more expensive to treat.
Visiting the dentist annually reduces the risk of tooth decay by 60%
We encourage our patients to visit us regularly for dental and hygiene appointments to ensure the best care of their mouth. Regular visits provide an excellent opportunity for you to highlight any problems you may have – we can’t help save your teeth without your help and commitment.
Don’t ignore bleeding gums
If your ears started bleeding, you’d be at the doctors in a flash. Bleeding gums are an early warning sign of more serious gum disease and there is growing evidence that it may also be linked with other more serious medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, strokes, some cancers, bacterial lung infections and problems with pregnancy. Nowadays dentists are not just saving teeth and gums – we may be able to improve your general health.
Bacteria causes tooth decay: this bacteria produces acid that if it is not removed, eats away at the tooth enamel leading to toothache. The best way to avoid getting toothache is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
Toothache often starts suddenly. The pain can vary from mild discomfort to excruciating pain felt as severe throbbing in your jaw and ear, which can either come and go or be constant. And compared to the price of a dental health review, it costs far more to return your mouth to its pain-free state – never mind the risk of losing something integral to you that is irreplaceable.
We all live busy lives and understand that planning regular dental and hygiene visits into our packed diaries can pose problems, which is why we offer convenient surgery hours. We open at 8.30am every weekday, close at 7pm on Tuesdays and open between 9am and 12.30 on Saturdays.
Our door is always open to new patients, so please feel free to pop into our welcoming dental practice on London Road in Hook. We look forward to meeting you soon.