Preventive

preventiveAs professionals, we aim to care for the whole family.

“Children are born free of dental disease, yet by adulthood 95% of the population have active gum disease and most people have experienced some tooth decay and even tooth loss” (Staffordshire FHSA 1995).

According to the Adult Dental Health Survey (UK) 1998, about three-quarters of the population has some form of gum disease and more teeth are lost through gum disease than through decay.

preventive appleAlthough the figures differ, these facts reinforce the need and importance for children to receive the most up-to-date advice and preventive dental care so that they can have dental health for life. Dr Mac Ogretme, who has a “special interest” in paediatric dentistry is able to offer high quality advice and treatment in this field.

Children learn best whilst having fun and the habits they develop in childhood often become embedded for life. With this in mind, we set up our “Aquabubble“children’s unit which provides an environment where children can learn about dental health through interactive play on our fun filled touch-screen computers.This is then positively reinforced by all members of our dental team who are eager to prevent the problems that may otherwise occur

The team at Atkinson Brignall Caring Dentistry are firmly committed to ‘preventive dentistry’ – making sure that you and your family are free of tooth decay and gum disease. This includes:-

  • Checking that your cleaning techniques are effective
  • Showing you other techniques and adapting them to suit your needs
  • Looking at any dietary issues
  • Helping you to improve your family’s dental health

preventive brushYour teeth can be damaged by some modern lifestyles.  We can show you how to minimize and avoid these effects and help you maintain a healthy mouth by being aware of potentially harmful foods and drinks.

Our dental hygienist will help you to achieve good dental health.  Prevention is always better than intervention.   The long-term benefits are many.  They include –

  • A mouth that feels cleaner and fresher
  • Fewer visits to the dentist
  • Less chance of toothache
  • A better chance of keeping your teeth for life.

A healthy smile should be for life.

When treatment does become necessary, we aim to provide treatment in a way you will find comfortable and to a high standard so that it will last, and not be in need of frequent replacement. Our postgraduate knowledge enables us to offer you a wide range of choices to suit your needs.