Dentistry

The Benefits Of General Dentistry In Sutton

22nd January, 2020

The world of dentistry is constantly evolving and over the last few years has become very high-tech and rather flashy with so many treatments and smile makeovers to offer to our patients we can often forget the most basic, yet generally the most important treatment in dentistry, your routine examination which is essential to keep on top of any dental decay or gum disease to keep your mouth feeling and looking healthy.

Radio-graphs are another important factor in this as they ensure the your dentist can identify problems quickly and solve them for you as soon as possible

Radio graphs show up a multiple of sins which could lead to any of the following such as fillings, root canals, deep cleaning and scaling, the removal of tartar followed by polishing, the removal of problem milk and wisdom teeth, and the overseeing of orthodontic problems.

The other aims of general dentistry is to always be on the look out for signs of plaque, tooth decay and periodontal and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.

General dentistry is there to keep any problems at bay and you dentally fit all year round!

If you feel you may be overdue for your routine dental examination then contact Ninety 2 Dental 

The Benefits Of Your Six Monthly Check Up



Listening to the dentist counting teeth with the nurse repeating the numbers and tapping away on a keyboard, it must feel like a bit of waste of time for some and it would be if all we did was look.

But the value of a decent dental check up is often about looking back and  more importantly looking forwards. A good dentist will look in the mouth and compare the current situation to the last check up looking for change.

Examples of good change are-

– Less plaque

– Better brushing

– Flossing etc

Bad change can be-

-Bad fillings wearing out

Crowns cracking etc

In dentistry predicting the future is actually not that hard. Careful examination and an up to date dental examination history will give strong clues as to how long our teeth and our dentistry will last.

The positives for the patient are that

  • they can focus their resources on dealing with issues that need immediate attention (ensuring they stay out of pain and continue to be able to eat a normal diet and smile at people)
  • they can plan ahead for problems ‘on the horizon’ ie 6, 12, 24 months and even 5 or 10 years ahead.

A good dentist can give you realistic predictions about the longevity of your teeth and dentistry for years ahead.

When your mentally prepared its easier to come to terms with issues predicted well in advance as you will have been given an idea of work to be carried out and a rough cost.

Knowing is better, and less expensive, than not knowing. And that’s why we give patients detailed estimates of any work we notice needs doing or may need to be done in the future

So even the worst problems have been dealt with in advance and managed correctly it is that preparedness which brings peace of mind.

Here at Ninety 2 Dental we understand how busy life gets and how hard it is to remember when your six monthly check is due. If you would like to book in advance we send you a reminder text the day before your appointment or if you don’t know your schedule in six months time we are happy to send you a reminder closer to the time.

The Benefits Of Digital X-Rays



In the world of modern dentistry, technology is advancing at an incredible rate. Dental appointments have been a inconvenience for employers for many years now, particularly if their staff are needing to take a whole morning, afternoon or even the entire day off work because of an oral procedure. But things are changing in dental surgeries which mean that dental procedures can be carried out quicker than ever. With the majority leading busy lifes surely anything that can reduce the time that patients need to spend in the dental surgery is good news. Dentists can fit more patients in and solve their pain problems more efficiantly.

The use of digital x-rays is at the heart of this change. Traditional x-rays have done a fine job for many years but they did have their drawbacks. For one thing, every single x-ray would have to be developed by expert staff in a special lab, This is a lengthy process and can often lead to the need for further appointments, which can be time consuming. There are also associated problems with overexposure and ruined film. Digital x-rays can be processed immediately for the dentist to examine solving patients dental problems quickly and easily.

X-rays can highlight hidden problems.  They can reveal the extent of dental damage such as tooth decay (cavities), bone-loss due to disease, check the growth of teeth, the condition of the mouth’s occlusion or ‘bite’, and continue to monitor any previous work done. The results of digital x-rays can be seen instantly on the computer screen giving you answers to your questions.

Digital x-rays also address the issue of safety. They require about 80 per cent less radiation meaning they are safer for both the patient and the dentist, who use them every day, Making them a quick, easy and safe option every time.

Ask Dr Shah  how a digital x ray can improve and solve your dental care problems.