Why your dentist is important to both dental and general health:
Your dentist is a vital part of your health care team. Victoria Road Dental Clinic in Ruislip offers a full range of general, preventative, and restorative dental treatments, which are designed to keep not just your mouth, but your whole self healthy.
It can be easy to think of a dentist as being only concerned about your dental health, but in fact many of the treatments they offer are designed to protect or enhance your overall health and wellbeing.
The most obvious case in point is tooth loss. This is mainly caused by dental decay and gum disease, and can affect your ability to eat a healthy diet. When several or all of the teeth are missing, or you are struggling with a badly-fitting denture, this can make it so difficult and painful to eat that it can actually put you off food entirely. It’s hard to believe that malnutrition is a health issue in the UK in 2016, but it very much is, and pain and difficulty eating can often cause it.
At Victoria Road Dental Clinic in Ruislip, a dentist can use dental implants to stabilise your dentures so that they remain functional and enable you to eat a healthy diet. The dentist can also help to keep remaining natural teeth healthy, or can use implants to replace them if they are too badly damaged.
Gum disease has been linked to a wide range of general health concerns, from heart and lung disease to premature labour. Your Ruislip dentist can help you to prevent gum disease developing in the first place, and can treat it effectively if it is already present.
Issues with the way your smile looks can also damage your body image and self-esteem. At our Ruislip clinic we offer a full range of cosmetic dental treatments, which can help to improve many common smile concerns, boosting your confidence at the same time.
We also offer family dentistry at our Ruislip clinic. A children’s dentist can spot early warning signs of potential orthodontic problems so that they can be treated early, and can also reduce the risk of dental phobia in later life.