General Dentistry In Bournemouth
Dentistry for all the family
Here is one of our youngest patients, Miss India Waddicor. India saw Dr James Coupe for a check up. She is 2 years and 6 months old and was very excited and happy to be here at 740.
Maintenance is the key to a perfect smile. Attending for regular checkups will keep your mouth happy and healthy. Our team of dentists and hygiene therapists will give you the information you need to develop your daily routine and reduce the need for future treatment.
The key to having healthy teeth and gums is to take good care of them, both at home and by visiting us regularly for your consultation.
It is also very important that your children have regular preventive care which will allow them to continue to grow up with disease free mouths and healthy teeth. Which will enable them to keep their smile for life.
Regular hygiene appointments can also make a big difference to your oral health. Our hygienists will give your teeth a professional deep clean including cleaning between them and below the gum line, as well as giving tips and advice on keeping your teeth healthy and clean.
At your consultation we will check your teeth and oral hygiene and perform a full mouth screen. After discussing your general health and any concerns you may have, your individual treatment plan will be discussed with you in full detail, outlining the options available, whether it be general treatment or cosmetic dentistry.
General dentistry may include such treatments as:
- Scale and polish
- Periodontal treatment
- Endodontics (root canal treatment)
Your Mouth, The Gateway To Your Health.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body.
Did you know Periodontal Disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults?
Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is an inflammatory disease that attacks the gums, bones and other supporting structures of the teeth. It is the result of plaque (colourless bacteria that forms on teeth). If plaque is not brushed away, gums begin to slip downwards away from the tooth. This movement creates pockets in between teeth and gums, which eventually fill with plaque and cause deterioration.
Periodontal disease affects the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out or need to be removed. The diagnosis of periodontal disease can be made through careful examination of the teeth and gums. Within this consultation x-rays would be taken and the depth of the gum pockets measured.
Treatment: The first step in maintaining a healthy smile is through prevention of disease. At 740 Dental we stress the importance of understanding oral hygiene and preventative care. One of the best ways to treat gingivitis is to practice good oral hygiene and you can do this by:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day (in the morning and last thing at night)
- Flossing daily
- Not smoking
If possible, it is best to use an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth. You should also try using fluoride toothpaste if your water supply is low in fluoride. Fluoride is a natural mineral, which helps to strengthen your tooth enamel, protecting it from tooth decay.