Mouth Cancer Screening
Early detection is the key to reducing the devastating impact of mouth cancer upon patients and their families. Our team of dental healthcare professionals strongly recommend regular attendance so that regular routine screening becomes our shared concern.
Fresh Breath Therapies
Bad breath, or halitosis, is very common. This is caused by bacteria in the mouth which hide in areas easily missed when cleaning teeth. Most dietary causes can be masked by mouthwashes or by chewing dental gum. Smoking is another culprit. The first thing you can do is brush and floss correctly to remove the bacteria. Professional cleaning by our hygienist or our dentists, including Prophyjet therapy, ( a sort of jet wash for your teeth) can make a dramatic difference in improving your fresh breath confidence.
Periodontal disease is a gradual infection of the gums and, eventually, of the underlying bones of the mouth. It is caused by the build up of plaque on and around the teeth that eventually calcifies into tartar. This tartar releases bacteria, which contains toxins and a sulphur compound that slowly decay the teeth and gums. In the first stage of gum disease (known as gingivitis), the bacteria begin to weaken the fibres that hold the gums to the teeth. Gingivitis is characterized by a swelling, inflammation and bleeding of the gums. In the advanced stage of gum disease (referred to as periodontitis), the gum tissues have decayed significantly and pulled away from the teeth. The bones below the teeth have usually become infected and begun to dissolve.