Downham Market Dental Care welcomes new patients of all ages for consultations, no matter what their requirements may be. People have different dental needs at different stages of life, but one thing remains universal: you need to visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis to ensure that both your oral and dental health remain in top condition.
Our team of highly-qualified dental professionals are highly committed to providing effective treatment for all the family. Let’s look at what our dentists can do for patients at various stages of life. . .
Babies and children
Bringing your child to the dentist from a young age is an important step in helping them to have good oral health for life. Early visits to the dental practice help to familiarise youngsters with the practice, and to see the dentist as a friendly face whom they enjoy visiting every six months, so that they can show off their progress on looking after their teeth.
Fissure sealants and fluoride varnish are available to all children at the practice, to help protect and strengthen their teeth against decay. Should decay be found, prompt intervention makes the process much more bearable, and avoids the need for distressing procedures such as tooth extractions. Early warning signs of orthodontic problems will also be picked up on, making treatment easier.
Teenagers and adults
Teens and adults require regular dental check-ups to avoid problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. For those who experience tooth staining, teeth whitening is a popular option, whilst regular visits to the dental hygienist help to ensure tooth cleaning routines are efficient, helping to avoid problems such as bad breath.
Patients who smoke can also benefit from help to quit the habit from the dental team.
Pregnant women are more susceptible to conditions such as gum disease and enamel erosion. Nodules – pregnancy granuloma – can also often develop on the gums. These are harmless, but visiting the dentist helps to reassure patients.
Getting older doesn’t need to mean losing your teeth. Your dentist can help you to keep your natural teeth healthy, but if you do experience tooth loss can provide dentures or bridges as replacements.