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Preventive Dental Care in Edinburgh

The basis of good oral health is preventive dental care by, for example, appropriate oral hygiene measures, reducing the frequency of consumption of sugary foods and visiting the dentist when recommended.

At Marchmont Dental Care your dentist can give you lots of advice and support with regards to preventive dental practice and caring for your teeth and gums.

Here at Marchmont Dental Care we aim to prevent disease rather than having to treat it. To maintain your oral health you should follow the advice of your dentist relating to your individual treatment.

How you care for your teeth and gums at home plays a major role in preventing dental problems and will help you maintain an attractive smile, eat in comfort and minimise the need for any future dental treatment.

Medical research continues to present more and more evidence linking gum (periodontal) disease as a risk factor for a range of systemic medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and pregnancy complications.

If you have any questions concerning your part in your oral health care or symptoms that are causing you concern, please do contact us here at Marchmont Dental Care for more information on best preventive dental practice.

Brushing Tips

By following this simple routine you can keep your mouth clean and healthy:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Use a small to medium sized toothbrush
  • Use a tooth brush with medium multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles
  • Use a pea sized amount of toothpaste
  • Use small circular movements to clean your teeth
  • Brush for a minimum of two minutes
  • Change your toothbrush regularly
  • Clean between your teeth using dental floss or interdental brushes
  • Visit the dentist at least once a year
  • Look out for products with the British Dental Health Foundation logo
  • And finally, have fewer sugary drinks and snacks!

What should I do next?

For further information on oral hygiene, please contact a member of the Marchmont Dental Care team on 0131 229 5542 or fill in our enquiry form here.

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