Happy, healthy smiles for life. That’s our motto at Miranda dental surgery, Shire Dental.

And the best way to achieve this is through prevention.

Regular dentist visits are key, allowing for early detection and therefore treatment of any issues.

When you visit our Miranda dental surgery, we will provide the following preventative dentistry services:

  • Complete cleaning;
  • Sometimes x-ray to check between teeth and for any abnormalities;
  • Education on how to best care for your teeth and gums.

You only get one set of adult teeth – regular visits and home care will ensure your natural teeth stay healthy for life.

For children, it is important they are introduced to dental visits early – we recommend you bring them to our Miranda dental surgery when they are around three-years-old.

This can help reduce anxiety about going to the dentist, plus it allows your dentist to monitor development and cleaning habits.

Adult or child – regular visits to our Miranda dental surgery means early detection, and when abnormalities or decay are caught early, then treatment can be minimal and less invasive.

To assist you in the day-to-day care of your teeth and gums, we have prepared the following preventative dentistry resources:

Early Intervention

Oral health is important for a child’s growth, development, general health and self-esteem. We want your children to have the best dental care that is available as they transition from their baby teeth to their adult teeth, and we’re sure you do too.

Dietary Advice

It’s not just what you eat but how often you eat, because the more time food is in your mouth, the longer bacteria has to convert the food into acid, which causes decay. A balanced diet is also important to ward off mouth infections, which can lead to gum disease.

Daily Oral Hygiene

Fluoride enhances the ability of the tooth’s surface to resist acid attacks, hypersensitivity and decay. Therefore, everyone over the age of three should be brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.

Gum Disease

Oral hygiene plays an integral role in overall health. Gum disease (aka Gingivitis) can lead to periodontitis; the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease has also been linked to other serious health problems including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.

Brushing and Flossing

Everyone over the age of three should be brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing every evening to remove food from between teeth, so as to avoid gum disease or tooth decay. Here we cover how to brush and floss.

Make an appointment to visit our Miranda dental surgery.