Looking for an NHS Dentist in Norfolk? We Can Help
If you are looking for an NHS dentist in Downham Market then we can help. Our award winning practice, Downham Market Dental Care Group, welcomes new NHS patients, even if you haven’t seen a dentist in quite a while.
Why Visit a Dentist Regularly?
We do find quite a few people will only visit the dentist when they have an emergency, most often toothache. This might be because access to an NHS dentist in Downham Market has been tricky in the past while others may have dental anxieties or phobias about dental treatment. Some people simply fail to visit the dentist regularly because they don’t see the need, but they are really missing a trick.
Regular NHS dental care is extremely affordable and highly effective at helping to maintain healthy teeth and gums. It is far cheaper to come and visit us every six months than to wait until problems arise and to possibly end up losing a tooth. Regular examinations enable our dentists to pick up any small problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. When treated early on, these issues are easy to resolve and greatly minimise the risk of you having unpleasant symptoms such as bleeding gums and toothache in Downham Market.
What to Expect during Your Regular Dental Examination
Our dentists will carefully examine your teeth and gums to see if there are any signs of disease. If necessary we will take digital dental x-rays to examine areas hidden from view. These x-rays are extremely safe and emit minimal amounts of radiation. During your regular dental examinations, we can also assess your risk of developing decay or gum disease and we can work with you to reduce this risk.
At the same time we can also talk to you about your general dental care at home. It is easy to miss out certain areas when you clean your teeth, and sometimes it can just be helpful to get additional advice on brushing and flossing. Please do ask us if you have trouble flossing as we find a quick demonstration can be extremely useful, especially as many people struggle with this task.
If necessary, we will scale and polish your teeth. This treatment is extremely useful in preventing gum disease as it removes all the hardened plaque, which is a substance called tartar from your teeth. Tartar produces toxins that inflame the gums, eventually causing gum disease. Polishing your teeth is great for helping to add a little bit of extra sparkle to your smile and a scale and polish will leave your mouth feeling beautifully clean.
Regular Dental Care Protects Your Overall Health
Most people will seek regular dental care to protect their teeth and gums, but recent clinical studies have shown a link between good dental health and good general health. The main problem is gum disease as this is an inflammatory condition that may increase your risk of developing serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, strokes and diabetes. Advanced gum disease has also been linked to numerous other health conditions including certain cancers and rheumatoid arthritis. Why take the risk when you can have good NHS dental care, right here in Downham Market. Call us today on 01366 382265 to register.