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Merton Dental

Preventive dentistry

We’re here to help you and your family to avoid problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, so you can keep your teeth for life.

You’ll need to attend regular dental examinations as these are an important part of preventive care, they will enable you to achieve and maintain a good level of oral health and will minimise treatment needs. They also help us to keep a close eye on what is happening in your mouth, and to spot potential problems at an early stage so they are easier to treat.
Your 15 point dental health check

During every dental health check at our practice we will carry out a 15 point review. We will…

Find out how healthy you feel your mouth is now

Check any problems you think you might have

Review your medical status

Understand any lifestyle risks that could affect your oral health

Fully assess your home care routine

Provide a progress check

Inspect the appearance of your teeth and gums

Provide a lymphadenopathy check

Undertake a temporomandibular joint check & ascertain any associated bruxing habits

Include a complimentary oral cancer check

Evaluate the health of your teeth

Look at the health and stability of any restorations

Appraise the health of your gums

Ensure any plaque is under control

Provide a bone health review

Our hygienists also play a key role in helping you to avoid or combat gum disease.