Check-ups and hygiene

At Frankel Dental Care we’re passionate about preventive dentistry – because it’s a proven fact that patients who stay on top of their oral health will enjoy beautiful smiles for longer. Visiting the dentist and hygienist regularly throughout your life will almost certainly save you money in the long run too; catching tooth decay in its tracks long before it does the kind of damage that requires costly restorations.

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The truth about tooth decay

Not for nothing is tooth decay known as the silent disease. It’s a slow-moving condition that thrives on being left unchecked. If you get to the point where tooth decay causes teeth to fall out, it’s likely that it’s been working away at your teeth and gums for decades.

The good news about tooth decay is that it’s easy to prevent. Visiting Frankel Dental Care on a regular basis – at least twice a year – gives your dentist the opportunity to check your mouth, teeth and gums thoroughly, often using X-rays to identify any signs of disease or decay below the gum line and inside the teeth. In its early stages, tooth decay is reversible with good oral hygiene, or easily stopped in its tracks with minimally invasive and relatively inexpensive procedures such as fillings. Avoiding the dentist will only result in more extensive, and expensive, dental work further down the line.

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What to expect from your dental check-up

At Frankel Dental Care we greet all our patients with a warm welcome in our bright waiting area. During your check-up, your dentist will carry out a thorough assessment of your mouth, teeth and gums, taking X-rays if necessary and asking you lots of questions about your oral hygiene, general health and lifestyle. If any problems are identified, a treatment plan will be created and follow-up appointments arranged. Fees and details of treatment will always be clearly explained.

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What to expect from your hygiene appointment in Ascot

A hygiene appointment combines a professional deep clean, or scale and polish, with lots of advice and guidance on maintaining good oral health – for life. A scale and polish is the most effective way of removing plaque and tartar – the main causes of tooth decay. While plaque is an almost invisible, sticky film that constantly builds up around the gum line, tartar is its harder relative – a calculus that builds up when plaque isn’t properly brushed away. In addition to removing plaque and tartar, the hygienist will polish your teeth so that they not only look clean and shiny, but their smooth surface also protects against further build-up of plaque. At Frankel Dental Care, a hygiene appointment will always include plenty of advice on maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home, as well as guidance on diet and lifestyle – we’re qualified to provide help with getting the right nutrition for a healthy mouth, and with stopping smoking too.

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