Preventative dentistry

Preventing dental accidents

Sports injuries


Unfortunatelyaccidents can damage teeth, often beyond repair. We cannot prevent all dental accidents, but we can predict when they are more likely to occur, such as when we participate in certain sports. In these instances, teeth can be protected to reduce the chance of injury by using Gum Shields.
 

Preventing tooth decay

Preventing tooth decay

Preventing tooth decay needs to start early
Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria in plaque digesting the sugar in your diet and converting this to acid. This then dissolves the tooth and forms a cavity which protects the bacteria and then decay quickly progresses. There are many ways that tooth decay can be reduced.

   

Gum disease

It is easy not to notice gum disease until it has progressed to a stage where it is difficult to treat as there is often no pain and the symptoms can be missed. It is for this reason that we monitor your gum health at every check-up, even in an apparently healthy looking mouth, so that we can deal with any problems early.

   

Teeth Straightening

We can nowalign adult front teeth more quickly than with traditional braces using one of two techniques:

Cfast and Invisalign. Both techniques are fast and discreet.


Cfast

Uses almost invisible wires and brackets that are attached to the front of the teeth to align them. You will need to return to your dentist every month to have small adjustments made.

Treatment usually takes 6-9 months.

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Invisalign

Uses clear discreet aligning trays that are worn for at least 22 hours a day. You wear a succession of trays over the course of treatment which would guide your teeth to the desired position. You would need to see your dentist every two weeks to have your progress checked and have a new aligner tray fitted.

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Making an appointment

We are currently welcoming new patients for our Practice Plan.

To book an appointment please call us on 01206 391 065.

Or, email us at reception@manningtreedentalpractice.co.uk

Invisalign (teeth straightening)

If you are interested in a free Invisalign consultation, please email us at invisalign@mdpdental.co.uk.

Implants

If you are interested in dental implants, please email us at implants@mdpdental.co.uk

The emergency out of hours number for NHS patients is 111 and for subscribed Practice Plan patients is 07586241491.