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Preventative Dentistry, The Cornerstone of Progressive Dentistry in Preston




With almost 90% of the population suffering from bleeding gums at some point of their lives, gum disease is today a real threat; sore gums that bleed with the slightest contact of a toothbrush or dental floss are a sign of a problem which requires careful attention and a professional dentist’s diagnosis. The accumulation of dental plaque where the teeth meet the gums is the main cause of gingivitis, the inflammation of gum tissues because of the bacteria contained in dental plaque.

Long term gingivitis indicates plaque has been accumulating over time. It can lead to the formation of “pockets”, a separation between gum and teeth, where the process continues even if the bleeding stops. 10% of the patients who suffer from bleeding gums and develop “pockets” end up having periodontal disease, which is an inflammation around the teeth that usually leads to the loss of bone supporting teeth and, eventually, to tooth loss.

Prevention and early recognition is the key to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. A good home routine, as well as regular cleanings and exams can prevent many expensive dental treatments. Prevention starts with controlling plaque, colourless bacteria that sticks to the surface of your teeth, and calculus, a harder mineral deposit. These are the main sources of decay and periodontal disease. By maintaining a proper routine of daily hygiene, you can prevent most oral disease.

Preventive dental care is the cornerstone of modern dentistry. It is the key for everyone, young and old - including people with false teeth who can benefit through the early identification of conditions like mouth cancer and denture stomatitis.


Effective prevention cannot be achieved without the full cooperation of the patient. It is therefore very important that your dentist as well the hygienist dedicate a considerable amount of time to educating each and every patient, raising their awareness of dental and oral diseases thus enabling the patient to take a much more active role in the control of these diseases.

Regular dental hygienist appointments are a crucial part of any preventive dental care. By removing plaque and tartar, your oral health is enhanced and your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease are reduced. Your dental hygienist will utilize manual instruments to remove moderate plaque and tartar build-up, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier build-up. 

The cleaning is finished with polishing; a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed.

Maintaining good dental health is often a case of education. A good dentist will be only too happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Caring for our patients' dental health is not just a question of treating any problems that occur. It is first and foremost about continual monitoring, backed by preventative advice and treatment to prevent problems developing in the first place.


A little awareness and gentle dental care can go a long way in ensuring a trouble free smile for your entire life. For more information on your local Dentist in Lancashire contact us on 01772- 726932

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