Practice Great Oral Hygiene

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And You Might Never Need Dental Implants in Kent

Although we are renowned for placing dental implants in Kent, we also provide extensive preventative dental care treatments that are designed to help keep your teeth and gums in peak condition. Your teeth are meant to last your entire lifetime, but this is only possible if you practice great oral hygiene and come to see Dr Rik Trivedi or another of our dentists at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre for regular dental care.

Why is Regular Dental Care so Important?

There’s simply no substitute, and if you want your teeth last then you have to clean them twice a day and you must floss once a day. Otherwise the bacteria in your mouth will build up to unmanageable levels and will thrive on the leftover food particles that can become trapped on and in between your teeth and gums. If not removed, these bacteria will infect your gums, causing them to swell up and to become inflamed.

Your gums are essential for holding your teeth in place, so if they become diseased then your teeth are in danger of working loose. In addition these bacteria can also create tooth decay that will gradually eat away at the structure of your teeth, eventually reaching the soft centre of the tooth which is called the pulp. The pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels that helped your tooth to grow, and if it becomes infected then most people will experience pain. At this stage you can stop the pain through having root canal treatment, but if you leave the infection to progress then your tooth is likely to become abscessed, and eventually you will lose it.

Visiting our Kent surgery at regular intervals will enable us to check whether or not you’re cleaning your teeth properly, and it also gives you the chance to ask us lots of questions on how to improve your brushing and flossing technique. We’ll also want to professionally scale and polish your teeth as this will remove the hardened bacteria which are called tartar or calculus. This helps to reduce any inflammation and infection in your gums, enabling them to return to health.

Good oral care only takes a few minutes each day but could save you an awful lot of money, time and pain. If you know you’re overdue for a check-up then why not give us a call right now on 01474 537191. If you’d prefer, you can fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back. You’ll find it on our website at www.parrockdental.co.uk

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.