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Winning the war on oral bacteria, thanks to your Acton dentist

13-09-2012

Most of us never stop to think about what’s going on inside our mouths, and as a consequence procedures like dental implants can become necessary. As long as the drilling is kept to a minimum at the dentist we’re happy to be kept in the dark about how our teeth work and the potential dangers of practising poor oral hygiene.  Yet the risks are too high to remain ignorant about what could be lurking within a seemingly healthy mouth. At Sparkle Dental Boutique we want to make sure your teeth and gums are at a gold standard.

Be aware

Your teeth may look and feel in great shape but in reality there are some crucial steps to follow in order to keep nasty forms of oral bacteria strictly at bay.  It’s a simple rule:  reducing these levels of bacteria present in your mouth reduces the harm they can do to your teeth over time.  Unfortunately, if oral bacteria is running riot in your mouth, more trips to the dentist will become unavoidable and you may go on to require advanced treatment such as dental implants.  Oral bacteria is directly responsible for the build up of plaque, for tooth decay and gum disease – the causes of the dreaded drill and ongoing dental surgery.

The risks

But it doesn’t have to be like that.  If you asked your local Acton dentist today about the risks of oral bacteria, he or she would tell you that there are many preventative measures you can take to protect your mouth against those harmful forms.  So it isn’t all as bad as it sounds.  With regular check ups at the dentist and a good oral hygiene routine, you will be well on your way to stamping out destructive types of bacteria and protecting your teeth from decay.  It’s not about eradicating all the forms of bacteria living in your mouth.  Some bacteria are actually crucial to our wellbeing.

Did you know that there are ‘good’ bacteria that help to ward off the unfriendly kind?  Taking care of your mouth will help to strike the right balance of bacteria and prevent painful cavities from forming and prevent the need for treatment like dental implants.  So next time you feel like skipping your check up, remember prevention is the key to maintaining a beautiful smile.

Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm

Alternative Saturdays:

9.00am – 4.00pm