The types of preventative dentistry

During our time practising dental care at Crofts Dental Practice, we have seen quite often that patients, who visit us when suffering from dental emergencies, invariably end up spending more time in the dental chair and more money in the long run.preventative-dentistry-essex

Common dental emergencies, like tooth pain, are often a result of minor problems escalating into bigger ones that can no longer be ignored. These minor problems can be effectively treated with preventative dentistry Essex, saving patients time and money in dealing with future problems and allowing them to avoid the resultant pain and discomfort.

In the past, a lot of dental care was about treating problems once they arose; however, today, modern dentistry focuses on preventing problems from occurring in the first place. Dentists have found that measures such as preventative dentistry Essex are particularly beneficial in working towards this aim.

At our dental practice, we offer a range of quality preventative dentistry Essex that helps patients of all ages keep their smiles happy.

Preventive dentistry measures available at Crofts Dental Practice

From deep dental cleanings to screening for oral cancer to helping patients avoid bad lifestyle habits, here are a few of the ways we use preventive dentistry for the benefit of our patients.

Gum health

The longevity of teeth is directly tied to gum health. Poor gum health can have devastating consequences for the health of teeth and the jawbone and should on no account be ignored or left untreated. One of the preventive measures that protect gum health is regular deep cleaning procedures with our dentist. Scraping away plaque and tartar ensures that no bad bacteria lurk about and threaten the gum line.

Taking care of sensitive teeth

Any type of discomfort experienced when eating or drinking is a sure sign of a dental problem, which is why patients should always address tooth sensitivity issues. There are many reasons as to why patients may experience this sensitivity when consuming certain cold or hot foods and beverages, and our professional dental practitioner can get to the root of the cause and prescribe suitable treatment plans.

Protect teeth enamel with fluoride treatments

This type of preventive dental measure is mainly applicable to children. Tooth decay is prevalent in children due to their diets being high in sugar and their teeth enamel being more vulnerable to the acids produced by bacteria in the mouth. Fluoride treatments work wonderfully well in boosting the strength of enamel to resist the invasion of plaque and tartar and prevent tooth decay.

Relationship between smoking and poor oral health

One of the responsibilities of dental practitioners is to explain to patients the consequences of bad lifestyle habits, such as smoking, to their oral health. Gum health is a particular concern when it comes to patients who use tobacco products.

Are you looking for an experienced and friendly dental team at the forefront of modern dental care? We, at Crofts Dental Practice, have professional dentists who will partner with you to ensure you enjoy good oral health. So, why not contact us today to schedule an oral health checkup?

Wow! A dentist providing unparalleled dental care for over 30 years?

In today’s fast moving world that surely is a find. Here at Crofts Dental Practice situated in leafy Epping, we have indeed been looking after our patients oral health day in day out for over 30 years. We have always strived to foster close ties with our community, and our patients come from a wide area including Essex, Hertfordshire and London, and enjoy a full service and first class dental and preventative dentistry orthodontics treatment.

Preventative Dentistry in EssexWho are we?

Here at Crofts Dental Practice our dedicated team are on hand to provide you with a first class dental service. Whether it’s preventative dentistry in Essex  such as dietary or daily health tips and tricks, you can be assured you are in safe hands. We offer a full service of treatment options at affordable prices. Our dentists are highly trained and specialised and patient care is at the heart of our practice. The team is lead by Dr Jazz Battu who qualified from the prestigious Guys kings and St Thomas’ dental school in London and Gan Dharrie-Maharaj who qualified at the Royal London hospital in 1993 and Dr Tarik A M Shembesh, who graduated from the University of London with honours.

But don’t take our word for it! As you would expect after 30 years, we have many patients happy to share their experience with you on our testimonials section of our website.

What we can offer you?

There are many different services that we can offer you, ensuring that whatever your need is, it will be fulfilled. Whether this be cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, fillers or smile makeovers, or the everyday essentials that you are looking for. We offer a wide range of services such as emergency dental care, root canal therapy, extractions or bridges or crowns. And if that isn’t enough, we can also provide you with the important, everyday tips and tricks that are essential in preventative dentistry – dental hygiene advice, children’s teeth and sensitive gums advice, as well as mouth cancer screening. But if you’re looking for more than just preventative dentistry in Essex, we can also help you with services of facial aesthetics, for example lip fillers, wrinkle reduction, or dermal fillers. These are used to replace lost volume in the face, caused by the loss of collagen. Whether this be due to age or missing fat, these non-permanent injections are painless, and give you a youthful, natural look that you were born with.

Why?

Sometimes in our busy lives, we can overlook our dental care and forget to look after ourselves. Whether you’re new in town or are looking to change your dentist, we can offer you a full service dental treatment for less than you think. We specialise in preventative orthodontics, and our friendly welcoming practise has over 30 years practise in providing this to many other people like yourself. So no matter what your problem may be – a sporting accident, illness or something else that can randomly pop up in day to day life, here at Crofts Dental Practice we have your back – why not leave the rest up to the professionals?

Preventive dentistry: it’s all about teamwork

Even though dentistry has come a long way in the last couple of decades with regard to pain management and treatments being less invasive, most people still harbour some nervousness when they come for a check-up and a good proportion of patients get very anxious indeed. So much so that they don’t even make appointments for check-ups, let alone make it through the door.

Preventive Dentistry in EssexAnd yet, if you take the time to clean your teeth well twice a day and have your check-ups, you stand a very good chance of not having to have any treatments, not even a tiny filling.

And we’d rather you didn’t have to but that you work with us to prevent the bad stuff from happening in your teeth and mouth.

Your part in preventive dentistry in Essex

If you clean and floss and show up for check-ups and cleanings with the hygienist, then we can do our part which is to deal with any problems that show up, in their early stages.

Preventive dentistry for children

Toothbrushing is a skill and it can take a good few years to master it. That’s a challenge when you are a kid, especially when part of the skill is just standing there, brushing away, for 2 minutes, twice a day even. Not many adults have the discipline for that, so imagine what a challenge that is for a 6-year-old. Children also consume more sugary snacks and drinks than adults, so it’s no wonder that the incidence of tooth decay is higher among youngsters than grown-ups.

We have a couple of treatments that can help make children’s teeth less susceptible to tooth decay. We can paint a coating on to their teeth that will act as a barrier to prevent decay causing bacteria from plaque getting to tooth enamel in those hard-to-reach fissures on the back teeth. We can also use a fluoride treatment that helps mineralise the enamel, making it harder and less prone to decay.

Both adults and children need to visit the hygienist to remove any build-up of plaque. Twice a year is good. Some people may need to come more often.