Why your dentist is important to more than just your dental health?
Everyone knows that a dentist looks after your dental health, but did you know that the treatment and care your dentist provides is also vital to your general health and wellbeing? At Victoria Road Dental Clinic in Ruislip we offer a full range of general, preventative, and restorative dental treatments, which come with many benefits for your whole body. We welcome new patients of all ages for consultations.
Recent studies have shown that, as a nation, we have started to take our dental health more seriously. Only 7% of adults in the UK now have no natural teeth (which is known as being “edentulous”), compared with 37% back in 1978.
Edentulous patients will obviously have problems with their diet, which in turn affects their ability to get the nutrition they need from their meals. Missing teeth, failing teeth that actually make it painful to eat, or loose dentures which suck all the joy out of meals are actually large contributory factors to the problem of malnutrition in the UK.
At our Ruislip dental practice, a skilled dentist can replace your missing teeth, using either standard dentures or bridgework or dental implants for a more long-term solution.
Cases of gum disease are declining, but most people will still experience a mild form of it at some point in life. As well as playing havoc with your dental health, gum disease can again lead to tooth loss. Several studies have also linked it to a range of general health conditions, from heart and lung disease to strokes. By visiting the dentist and hygienist at our Ruislip dental clinic regularly, you can avoid gum disease all tighter or have it treated promptly should it arise.
Your Ruislip dentist will perform a mouth cancer screening as a standard part of every dental check-up. Mouth cancer has a high ratio of deaths to cases diagnosed, and the fact it is often spotted late plays a role in this. It can occur anywhere in your mouth, and often you won’t notice the early warning signs.
Should your Ruislip dentist notice anything suspicious, they will refer you to a hospital consultant immediately.