At Hallcross, our aim is prevention. We want to help you keep your teeth for the rest of your life. For you to get the best results with your oral hygiene, we recommend that together with regular visits to your Leicester dentist and hygienist, you have a good cleaning regime at home. This includes a thorough two minute brush twice a day and plaque removal from between the teeth with floss or Tepes, whatever suits you. Finishing with a rinse of mouthwash after brushing will help to kill any bacteria in the mouth and prevent gum disease. We recommend Listerine 3 in 1 but you can discuss other options with your dentist or hygienist. Smoking and alcohol can cause problems with your oral health and those who do both are at a higher risk of developing mouth cancer. These are all things your dentist can advise you on and don’t forget, a full mouth cancer check is carried out at every check up appointment. Prevention can include all sorts of things. We help you to prevent gum disease, as mentioned earlier, decay and also give you diet advice to ensure you are doing all you can to protect your teeth. As a practice, we work together with you, our patients to prevent the need for dental work like fillings and gum treatment and to also advise you on the best oral care products to use at home.
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