The vital role your dentist and hygienist play in your general health

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Everyone knows the dentist and hygienist help to take care of your teeth and gums, but did you know they also play an important role in preserving your general health? Smilemakers in Southampton offers a full range of general and preventative dental treatments, along with all the dental hygiene services needed to keep your teeth squeaky clean and your oral health in tip-top condition.

dental-hygieneAt our Southampton clinic we believe visits to the dentist should be as accessible as possible. That’s why we offer new patient consultations for just £30, whilst children can benefit from free check-ups.

It’s vitally important to familiarise your child with the practice environment from a very early age, so that they quickly learn to see visits as routine, and the dentist as a friendly face whom they enjoy seeing every six months so they can show off how good they’ve been at brushing their teeth.

Taking your child to the dentist from an early age also helps to prevent dental phobia later in life. At our Southampton clinic we will ensure your child has a positive experience at every dental appointment.

Both the dentist and hygienist play a very important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, which are two leading causes of tooth loss. Often, these conditions have few noticeable symptoms in the early stages. At our Southampton dental practice we use early detection techniques, including taking x-rays to look inside your teeth and under any pre-existing restorations such as crowns, veneers, or fillings, to make sure your teeth are as healthy as they look.

Losing your teeth impacts on your ability to eat a healthy diet, which can lead to a range of general health problems (even malnutrition in the worst cases if it’s too painful to eat) as well as damaging your self-image and confidence.

Gum disease has been linked to a number of general health concerns, from lung and heart disease to strokes, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, attending regular check-ups with your dentist and appointments with the hygienist can help prevent these serious problems from developing.

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