Prevention is at the heart of everything we do at the
Dental Rooms, Wimbledon, South West London: we want to help you keep your teeth for
Regular tooth brushing and flossing are the basic
requirements for healthy gums, teeth and a fresh breath.
Patients often brush several times a day but their technique
if inadequate for effective cleaning. Our Hygienists focus
on improving and maintaining the condition of your gums,
as well as offering a range of treatments- from relief
from tooth sensitivity to fluoride treatments and tooth
sealants-designed to help you to be more confident and
feel better about the long term condition of your teeth.
Sugars and particularly carbohydrates are a
major cause of tooth decay. The most important point
is to limit the number of times any item of food or
drink makes contact with your teeth. Thus all foods
should be consumed during meal times only and avoid
snacks between meals.
Tooth surface loss due to acidic foods and drinks is
also a major concern today. Please seek professional
advice if you feel your teeth are affected by tooth
Use of toothpaste with fluoride is one of the
major factors why children today have less tooth decay.
Great care should be taken on taking additional fluoride
supplements in young children and professional advise
must be sought.
Smoking and Oral Health
Patients who smoke are far more likely to suffer
with more severe gum problems. Smoking causes a lack
of oxygen in the bloodstream. This has the adverse effect
on the healing process, so infection in the gums and
following tooth extractions are more likely. Smoking
is also a major risk factor for cancer of the mouth