How your dentist can spot oral health concerns early

Visiting your dentist regularly is essential not just to preserving your oral health, but also in helping to prevent general health concerns. At PS Dental Care in Soho we welcome new patients for general dental consultations and hygiene appointments, as well as for cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures such as dental implants.

gum-diseaseToday’s high-sugar diets are bad news for your teeth, as well as for your general health. Whilst everything in moderation is a good motto to live by, consumption of too much sugar should be avoided. Both your dentist and hygienist can help you to understand the impact that dietary factors can have on your teeth and gums, and suggest some modifications to your diet that will benefit both oral and overall health and well-being.

We are passionate about preventative dentistry at our Soho dental practice. In an ideal world, all oral health problems would be stopped before they could start. However, in the real world problems do occur, and as with any health concern the sooner a dental health issue is spotted, the quicker, easier, and cheaper it is to treat.

The problem is that many dental health concerns, such as tooth decay and gum disease, have few early warning signs that you will notice yourself at home. That’s where your dentist comes in; using the latest diagnostic techniques and technology, your Soho dentist can spot these conditions at a very early stage, helping you get treatment and get back to full oral health quickly.

Teeth may look healthy, but decay could be lurking beneath the surface. At our Soho clinic we will use x-rays as necessary to check the condition of the inside of your teeth, as well as the condition of any existing restorations such as crowns, bridges, or fillings.

Gum disease has been linked to general health conditions, including heart disease and strokes. Again, your dentist can spot it early, and can treat it appropriately before it becomes serious.

Your Soho dentist will perform an oral cancer screening as a standard part of your general check-up. As with any form of cancer, early diagnosis maximises your chances of a full recovery.