Tuesday, 05 July 2022

Dentists who think prevention is the key

HERE at Wood Lane Dentistry, despite all our qualifications and the more “advanced dentistry” that we are

HERE at Wood Lane Dentistry, despite all our qualifications and the more “advanced dentistry” that we are able to do, our real passion is preventive dentistry.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is a discipline or philosophy that many private practices have adopted, especially those closely linked with Denplan.

We believe it is the modern way to practise dentistry, because sometimes no dentistry is the best dentistry! It certainly means less to be nervous about.

Preventive dentists and their hygiene team work together with you to catch decay and gum disease before it happens or as it starts and then use a variety of methods to prevent problems.

Common examples of this are:

1. The use of fluoride pastes to “harden up” early areas of decay or fissure sealant.

2. Fissure sealants. These are plastic coatings that can be placed on to the grooves of back teeth and stop bacteria from being able to attack these difficult to clean areas. There is a decade of research that shows they really work!

3. Regular hygienist appointments to help keep plaque and tartar away and reduce your chances of developing gum disease.

But I have lots of fillings already — it’s too late for me...

It is never too late! If you have lots of fillings already you are probably at a higher risk of developing new decay and so preventive dentistry is even more important for you.

Private dentistry is expensive, right?

It doesn’t need to be. That is the beauty of preventive private dentistry. The idea is that we prevent future expensive treatment. You can join a preventive plan here at Wood Lane Dentistry for as little as £10.30 per month. We will even waive our usual new patient examination fee if you sign up on the day to one of these maintenance plans.

About us

Wood Lane is a friendly family dental practice situated in Sonning Common, near both Henley and Caversham.

We have our own car park at the rear of the building and are very happy to see children of our adult patients for free. They are the lifeblood of our work here in the community — 95 per cent of the children we see here at the practice will reach adulthood without a single filling.

We have a small passionate and caring team who treat each patient as an individual and a friend.

So give us a ring and book an appointment on 0118 972 2626 or visit www.woodlanedentistry.co.uk

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