Trusted Dental Care with your dentist in the Beacon Dental Clinic is not just about having a  healthy smile, it’s centred on ensuring your overall health, including dental health and your  overall well-being. A healthy smile can improve your confidence, however the benefit of  precise long lasting dental care can extend into your everyday Healthcare routine. Preventing  tooth decay and gum disease are the initial steps to supporting your overall systemic health  and maintaining good Oral Hygiene is essential. 

One of the first steps in good dental care is regular tooth brushing and dental flossing. We  recommend tooth brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste to remove dental  plaque and retained food particles. Retained dental plaque and food particles can often lead to  dental cavities and gum disease, if not correctly managed.  

Flossing daily helps clean between teeth and along the gumline, where a lot of toothbrushes  cannot reach effectively. These simple dental habits form the foundation of a Healthy Oral  Hygiene routine, your Dental Health Routine.  

In addition to your Daily Dental Maintenance, regular Dental check-ups are central to the  identification of dental issues and early intervention. At the Beacon Dental Clinic our dentists  will detect early signs of any emerging dental issues such as dental cavities and gum disease during routine examinations. Early detection of dental problems allows for prompt treatment,  preventing small dental issues from escalating into more significant dental problems.  

Dental Hygiene, ideally every six months, when performed by a registered Dental Hygienist  in the Beacon Dental Clinic will remove built-up dental plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of  tooth decay and gum disease. Dental hygienists are also educated to flag dental problems, before they emerge.  

Beyond preventative measures, excellent individualised dental care in the Beacon Dental  Clinic addresses any existing Dental issue promptly, avoiding complications in dental  treatment as efficiently as possible.  

Dietary choices also play an important role in Dental Health. Eating and drinking sugared and  acidic foods and drinks can contribute substantially to dental decay and dental enamel  erosion. A balanced diet, rich in varied fruit and vegetables, lean proteins, with whole grains provide essential nutrients for strong teeth and gums. 

Good Dental Care at the Beacon Dental Clinic extends well beyond dental health and we  encourage the inclusion of healthy habits such as smoking cessation, limiting alcohol  consumption, eating well and also wearing a bespoke mouthguard, especially at night-time, to  avoid tooth grinding, a common patient concern. All these steps can help protect your teeth  and gums from damage. Your natural teeth are important and should be protected.  

Ultimately, good Dental Care is about taking a proactive approach to Oral Health. By  understanding and adopting Good Oral Hygiene habits, and working them into your everyday routines, attending regular dental check-ups, including Dental Hygiene every six months and  addressing dental issues promptly, all contribute to your good dental and general health.  Making healthy lifestyle choices, you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles and overall  general well-being. 

Remember, good Oral health is an integral part of your overall General Health.  

At the Beacon Dental Clinic we focus on helping all our patients to adopt excellent dental  health routines, leading to a lifetime of overall health maintenance.