There’s an old saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’. We believe that this is the most important part of our practice and our dedicated team of oral hygienists is here to help.
Scaling and polishing, plaque and tartar removal, fissure sealing and coating, treatment of sensitive teeth, and oral hygiene instruction and maintenance are all routine services at City Centre Dental Practice. We aim to show you how to look after your teeth so you will keep them for longer!
It is easy to get your mouth clean and healthy, and keep it that way. A simple routine of brushing and cleaning between the teeth, good eating habits and regular dental check-ups can help prevent most dental problems. Although most people brush regularly, many don’t clean between their teeth and some people don’t have dental check-ups. A few small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long run.
Be sure to brush thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, and more often if your dentist recommends it. If you regularly keep getting discomfort or bleeding after brushing, you should see your dentist.
Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour. This is because the sugar will react with the bacteria in plaque (the sticky coating on your teeth) and produce harmful acids. So it is important to keep sugary foods only to mealtimes, limiting the amount of time your mouth is at risk.
Acidic foods and drinks can be just as harmful to your teeth. The acid erodes the enamel, exposing the dentine underneath. This can make the teeth sensitive and unsightly.
A diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fresh produce can help to prevent gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and cause bad breath.
For further information on our treatments, or to book a consultation, call us today on 0161 834 1643. Alternatively, you are very welcome to visit the practice in person any time during our opening hours.