At Park Dental in Poole we have a strong focus on preventive dentistry
This means helping you to take care of your teeth and gums so that you can avoid problems such as bad breath and tooth decay.
Regular dental check-ups enable our dentists to keep a close eye on your oral health. They can identify potential problems before they develop, often saving you time and money. Our check-ups also include mouth cancer screening, so could even save your life.
Fissure sealants are special materials used by dentists to seal pits and fissures (grooves that appear on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth). Sealing the tooth surface protects fissures from bacteria and fermentable foods like sugar and starches to prevent decay from starting deep within the fissures.
Any tooth with pits and fissures can be treated, provided the surface to be filled is sound and has not been previously filled. The most commonly treated teeth are the molars and premolars. Sealants are applied easily and painlessly. No drilling is required. The tooth is properly cleaned, treated, dried, and the sealant applied. It then hardens to form a protective coating over the tooth. The image below is an example of a fissure sealant treatment displaying before and after treatment shots. This case was picked up at a recent routine check up appointment and the treatment was carried out by Dr Asghari during that appointment.
Hygienist appointments can make a big difference too. Our hygienists give your teeth a professional deep clean including cleaning between them and below the gum line. This removes plaque, a constantly forming thin and sticky layer of bacteria which can irritate the gums and cause gum disease.
Book an appointment at our practice in Poole and let us help you to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums and a confident smile.