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Defending Your Smile: Tips for Preventing Cavities and Gum Disease
17th November 2023
At Holly House Dental Care, we believe that a healthy smile is a key component of overall well-being. Taking a proactive approach to oral health is the foundation for preventing cavities and gum disease. Here are some personalised tips to help you defend your smile and maintain optimal oral health.
Balanced Diet: Your diet plays a pivotal role in the health of your teeth and gums. At Holly House Dental Care, we recommend maintaining a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients. Incorporate foods high in calcium, such as dairy products and leafy greens, to promote strong teeth. Reduce the intake of sugary snacks and beverages, as they contribute to the formation of plaque, a major factor in cavities and gum disease.
Diligent Brushing and Flossing: Brushing and flossing are your first line of defence against oral health issues. Our personalised advice is to brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Ensure you cover all surfaces of your teeth, including the often-neglected tongue side. Don’t forget to floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between your teeth and along the gumline, areas where your toothbrush may not reach effectively.
Antimicrobial Mouthwash: Consider incorporating an antimicrobial mouthwash into your oral care routine. This can help reduce the bacteria that cause plaque and gum disease, providing an extra layer of protection for your smile.
Our team at Holly House Dental Care can recommend a mouthwash suitable for your specific needs and oral health goals.
Regular Dental Check-Ups: Regular dental check-ups are the cornerstone of preventive care. Our skilled professionals play a crucial role in catching potential issues early, allowing for timely intervention and preventing more significant problems down the road. During your appointments, we conduct thorough examinations, professional cleanings, and offer personalised advice to enhance your oral health.
By following these personalised tips from Holly House Dental Care, you’re not only defending your smile but also investing in a lifetime of optimal oral health. If you have specific concerns or would like personalised guidance, schedule a visit with us. Let’s work together to ensure your smile remains healthy, radiant, and resilient.
Why pick Holly House
We focus on prevention of dental disease by promoting good oral health to all our patients. Our Cosmetic treatments are provided responsibly, with the the long-term health and maintenance of your mouth in mind. Our Specialists address those dental difficulties that your general dentist may struggle with.
Holly House Dental Practice is located in the heart of the community. This means we have great accessibility via car or public transport. We are wheelchair friendly and have ample free parking on-site and around our building.
Our bright and vibrant reception and waiting area give ‘happy vibes only!’
Arrive early and take the opportunity to relax in our ultra-chic patient lounge. Here we offer a selection of hot and cold drinks in a calm and comfortable ‘chill space’.
Our professional team are leaders in their field and are constantly updating their knowledge to keep up with the latest advances in dental treatment and technology.
Our Holly House Dental team strive to deliver above and beyond your expectations. We offer:
Over 40 years of experience
Modern, bright, welcoming environment.
Easy to make appointments, to suit your busy schedule.
Friendly, caring team providing patient focused dentistry you can trust.
Expert panel of Specialists, including Periodontist (GUMS), Orthodontist (Teeth Straightening), Endodontist (Root Canals), Oral surgeon (Implants).
Treatment tailored to your dental requirements.
Transparent fee system. 0% interest free finance over 12 months. Finance options available for up to 5 years.
Membership plans to suit you. Exclusive Members Discounts and World Wide Emergency Assistance Cover.
Latest equipment & technology used by our skilled clinicians.