Preventative Dentistry

Keep your teeth healthy and free of plaque

At The Lodge Dental Suite we believe that good oral hygiene is essential for your dental health, as well as your overall well-being. We would prefer to prevent problems from occurring in the first place rather than fixing them when they happen. 

To maintain your smile we recommend you attend a dental examination and hygienist appointment on a regular basis During these appointments we will advise you on the best way to look after your teeth at home, including correct flossing and brushing techniques and other oral hygiene techniques according to your personal requirements.

Bad Breath

Bad breath is a common problem but one that can be easily avoided.

Regular visits to the hygienist where we will professionally clean your teeth (usually called a scale and polish), together with following our advice on how to look after your teeth between visits will keep the build up of plaque to a minimum, your gums healthy and your mouth feeling fresh.

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Gum Disease

Gum diseases is caused by plaque, a film of bacteria that forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day. Most of the bacteria is completely harmless, but some can cause gum disease. To prevent the build up of plaque and protect your gums it is important that you floss and brush your teeth every day.

There are two main forms of gum disease

  • Gingivitis - If you have Gingivitis the gums around your teeth will become very red and swollen and often the gums will bleed when you are cleaning your teeth.

  • Periodontal disease - If Gingivitis is left untreated it can progress into a more serious condition called periodontitis, where the deeper structures of the tooth, jaw bone and the connecting ligaments can be destroyed and may result in the loss of a tooth.

Unfortunately, gum disease progresses painlessly which is why we recommend regular hygienist appointments. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult.

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Tooth Decay

Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs and your tooth can look and feel healthy.

During your routine dental examination we will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, it may be necessary for us to take an x-ray to help us assess whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots, or any bone loss around the tooth.

If we spot a problem we will discuss options with you, we would prefer to treat any problems identified as soon as possible as they are much easier and less expensive to treat.

Mouth Cancer

Mouth cancer can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection. Visit your dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure. Regular dental checkups allow early detection of abnormalities in the mouth.

Mouth Cancer Foundation

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that raises awareness of mouth cancers and provides information and support to patients, carers and health professionals.

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Children’s Dentistry

We believe it is important to bring your children with you to appointments as soon as possible, even before their teeth have come through as this will help them get used to the sights, smells and sounds of the practice.

We will teach your children the most effective brushing techniques with the hope that they will carry these skills into adulthood.

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I’m scared of dentists and found the service provided by The Lodge Dental Suite was the best I’ve ever seen in 37 years. The work was fantastic and the dentist went way beyond the call of duty checking I was happy and having no problems after my treatment. I strongly recommend them for anybody looking for quality work with a great service.”

A. Andreou