Preventive dentistry in Peterborough
At Peterborough Dentists, we have a strong focus on preventive care - helping you and your family to avoid dental problems and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
We encourage all our patients to visit us regularly for routine examinations, so that if there are any potential problems we can spot them and treat them at an early stage, often saving you time and money.
Mouth cancer is on the increase in the UK. Our examinations include an oral cancer screening, and early diagnosis makes a huge difference to survival rates. If we do spot any potential problems, we will let you know immediately and advise you to see an oral surgeon.
Your gums are the foundation of your smile, and provide vital support for your teeth, so it is important to ensure that you keep them healthy.
Gum disease is a common condition. In its early stages it can be painless and you may be unaware of it. As it worsens it can cause bad breath and sore, swollen and bleeding gums. If left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss. It is also increasingly being linked to more serious health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, strokes and premature birth.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a film of sticky bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. Brushing your teeth regularly, including cleaning around and below the gum line, can help to remove plaque, but it rarely removes it all.
We will help you to avoid or combat gum disease by professionally cleaning your teeth and advising you on a daily oral healthcare routine. We will advise on the best dental products to use in your daily oral healthcare routine and inform you if you require additional care to maintain your gums.
Click on the treatments below to find out more about our other dental treatments.