It’s great that everyone now has access to cosmetic dentistry treatments that allow them to have really great, confidence-boosting smiles, but let’s not forget that beauty is only skin-deep and that it’s possible to have great looking teeth that are quietly going rotten with decay and gum disease behind their veneers, dental implants, whitening or whatever else in the way of cosmetic dentistry you choose to have done.
That’s why, at Dental FX in Glasgow, we place as great an emphasis on general dentistry as we do on cosmetic dentistry, and we want you to do so too.
The check-up is the backbone of all dental treatments. It’s our bi-annual opportunity to have a good poke around in your mouth and check that everything is in good nick. We look at your natural teeth, your restorations, your gums, your fillings, everything. And if you are over about 40, you should get all the soft parts of your mouth checked too, to make sure there are no mouth cancers showing up.
If we do find something that needs fixing, whether it’s decay that needs to be removed, fillings that are wearing out, teeth that are starting to crumble from bruxism, or signs of gum disease, we can send you for more general dentistry treatments to sort them out.
We are an NHS dentist as well as a private dentist, so you may well be able to get your general dentistry treatment on the NHS. It will even be free if you are:
- Not yet 18
- Over 18 but in full-time college
- Pregnant or nursing.
The scale and polish
We usually recommend that patients have twice-yearly scale and polish sessions too. Allowing our hygienist to remove all that plaque and tartar that your brush couldn’t get at not only makes your mouth feel great but extends the life of your teeth as it helps prevent gum disease.
Children are more prone to decay, so we can help them with fluoride treatments to harden up their tooth enamel and fissure sealants to stop decay-causing bacteria getting into crevices on their back teeth.