West Street Dental

PREVENTATIVE CARE

Preventive care is the care you receive to prevent illnesses or diseases. It also includes counseling to prevent health problems.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING


The aim of Oral Cancer Screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. Mouth cancer screening is a short procedure at the dental practice that involves a thorough examination of your whole mouth, neck and head for any lumps or lesions that you might have.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

This will highlight any risk factors so we can treat or refer you as quickly as possible.Because smoking is strongly linked with many forms of cancer and other dental problems, we always encourage our patients to quit smoking. An excellent self-learning source is the Mouth Cancer Foundation if you require any further information.

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ORAL HYGIENE

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one's mouth clean and free of disease and other problems (e.g. bad breath) by regular brushing of the teeth (dental hygiene) and cleaning between the teeth. It is important that oral hygiene be carried out on a regular basis to enable prevention of dental disease and bad breath.

GUM DISEASE

Gum disease is described as swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gums that bleed easily or bleed when you brush your teeth or floss; Red, swollen, tender or puffy gums; Loose teeth; Gaps between teeth that were not there before; Receding gums.

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West Street Dental

PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive Dentistry is the modern approach to reducing the amount of dental treatment required to maintain a healthy mouth and help keep your teeth for life.

Making regular trips to see the dentist is crucial if you want to do your best to keep your mouth healthy, it helps to prevent halitosis (bad breath) because we'll clean away the bacteria that cause it.We give the warmest welcome to our patients and instruct them how to overcome possible disorders.