We aim to work together with all our patients to help keep your mouth as healthy as possible and therefore, hopefully, limit your future dental treatment

Nobody wants to have an unhealthy mouth and we want to help you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

 

 Sugar

 

We all know that eating sugar will potentially give you tooth decay. However so many food now have hidden sugars in them, or will break down into sugar in your mouth it can be easy to have more sugar in your diet than you realise.

 

Some foods which have higher than expected levels of sugar include yoghurt and smoothies, fruit juices and beer and crisps which can stick to your teeth and break down into sugars.

 

A good rule to remember is that it is the number of times in a day you have sugary foods that will affect your teeth. This means if you keep you sugary foods to mealtimes, or as treats at weekends this will be much better for yout oral health.

 

Fluoride in toothpastes and mouthwashes can help to limit your decay.

 

If you would like to discuss any aspects of your diet and how it may be affecting your dental health please call 0161 483 2823 to an appointment to see your dentist.

 

Periodontal ( gum ) Disease

 

Your gums can be affected by a range of things, most commonly smoking or poor brushing technique.

If left unchecked periodontal disease can lead to bad breath and loose teeth. There have also been some links made between poor oral health and heart disease.

 

A good cleaning technique is essential to maintain your gums. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to tailor your oral hygiene regime to suit your needs.

This will include making sure the time you spend brushing your teeth is put to good use by getting your tooth brush onto your gum line and using floss or brushes to clean between you teeth.

 

If you would like to arrange an appointment with our hygienist for a full mouth clean and oral hygiene advised please contact the surgery on 0161 483 2823.