Alternatively does dental care mean prevention is better than cure are you the person who likes having your regular six monthly/annual visits to your hygienist and dentist and sticking to a every day dental routine. Over 20 years ago dentistry was seen as very exclusive. It was just something for the chosen few or basically those that could afford it and thankfully over the years that is no longer the norm and people’s attitudes started to change they became more self aware and the dentistry industry became aware of their patients needs and requirements . The days are gone where peoples notions that dentistry did not matter anyway you didn’t really need dental care , as it was not seen as being one of the essential medical conditions that was so important, after all it is only our mouths…. What most people do not realise is that dental care is vital and one of the most important parts of your body which you must look after as much as the rest of your body and in dentistry terms this is known as oral hygiene. Your mouth can tell a lot about a person and can cause contra-indications to any other medical conditions you may be going through or medications you may be taking.
Taking certain medications can affect your oral health or have contraindications when having dental treatment for example:
- You may develop dry mouth
- You may have a change in your taste buds
- You may get staining of your teeth
- If taking blood thinning medication and you were going to have a dental extraction or dental implant it is vital that you inform your dentist so he can put certain processes in to practice.
- If you are diabetic and your blood glucose levels are badly controlled you can develop very bad gum disease, also diabetic patients do not heal as well as those without diabetes.
It is very important that you should inform your dentist if there are any changes to your medical history or the medications you may be taking so they can advise you accordingly when it comes to your dental treatment.Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre we follow very stringent regulations regarding the updating of our patients medical history which is part of our Policies and Procedures and are in line with the CQC and GDC guidelines which is the UK’s governing bodies in dentistry. Your dentist should verbally update your medical history at every visit and a written updated medical history form should be done on an annual basis, however always ensure you let your practice know when your medication or medical condition changes as you never know when an emergency can occur. People or should we say consumers today are becoming so much more aware of their health and looking after themselves. What they feed their body is a power source for the soul. We have daily rituals or routines of eating healthy, exercising, living a healthy lifestyle and therefore we are all living a lot longer. As the world becomes smaller we want to travel everywhere, see everything and have the best quality of life we can offer ourselves as we do so. We all want to look our best whilst doing this so this also includes being more appearance aware, having the confidence to eat what we wish and smile when we would like to. It is as essential a part of a person’s morning, afternoon, evening regime as applying the face cream which is going to help with those wrinkles and late nights to ensuring that you have a daily oral health routine regime. Your dental health care regime could also help prevent mouth cancer and save your life as regular examinations to your dentist/hygienist/periodontist can help early detection of any changes in your mouth.
Here are our Implant centre tips to our patients on a dental care regime to aid in your oral health routine:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss your teeth or use tepe brushes
- Have regular hygienist check ups
- Have regular dental check ups.
- Avoid Smoking
- Check your Alcohol intake (recommended weekly intake of no more than 14 Units)
By making Dental Care you daily regime you will be amazed at the results you can achieve and you will be preventing oral health issues for the future. However if you do find that your dental care has been in decline of late and you have developed any periodontal (gum) issues we have extremely professional experienced consultant Dr Molins who can assist you with your periodontal (gum) treatment in a very sympathetic gentle manner. If you have lost a tooth or have teeth missing due to dental decay all is not lost as are extremely professional experienced skilled implantologist Dr Francisco dos Santos are on hand at Marylebone Implant Centre who can help with dental implants as they are the perfect way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants act and look like your natural teeth giving you the ability to bite, chew and smile with confidence which when looked after with a good dental care regime can last a life time. For further information please do hesitate to contact us on 02034342934 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our treatment co-ordinators will go through all of all treatments and prices with you before you even attend the practice.
All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 34 34 29 34.