Preventive dentistry is an extremely important aspect of dentistry, as many issues can be avoided with a good dental hygiene. Cavities are one of the main problems in dentistry and can cause a litany of issues, such as tooth decay, an infected pulp and subsequently tooth loss. This can result in abscesses too, which can be extremely painful. Therefore, if a strict dental hygiene is kept, many of these issues can be avoided entirely. Studental is right in the heart of Oxford Brookes campus, and offers a range of dental services, both under the NHS and privately. If you are looking for an NHS dentist in Oxford, then we will be able to help and to provide you with all the assistance you might need.
Good dental hygiene can be kept by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Correct brushing techniques are also part of a good dental hygiene regime. If you are unsure on what the correct brushing technique is, then please ask one of our dentists for some advice, and they will be happy to help. Dentistry is all about helping patients live their best quality of life, so it is our job to prevent as many dental problems as possible.
Every now and then, it is a good idea to have your teeth professionally cleaned to ensure that as much plaque and bacteria has been removed as possible. While regular brushing and flossing is effective at reducing cavities, for some people a small amount of plaque and bacteria can remain, depending on the arrangement of their teeth, and if they are brushing correctly. Many dental practices, including Studental, offer a cosmetic cleaning service.
This is unfortunately not covered on the NHS, as it is a cosmetic treatment, and NHS treatment will only cover necessary treatments. However, if there is a significant plaque build-up that could pose a risk, then your dentist may offer you a scale and polish, which will be covered in Band 1 treatment. If you are unsure what an appointment with an NHS dentist in Oxford can cover, then do not hesitate to contact us with your queries.
One of the most common forms of dental treatment are fillings. Fillings are necessary when a cavity has become too painful or has begun to damage the tooth. If the cavity is left untreated, it can cause some serious issues later, and if the pulp becomes infected, it may need a root canal in order to save the tooth. Cavities can emerge through a highly sugary diet, and a lack of dental hygiene, as it provides the perfect conditions for acids to form and start to decay the tooth. Crevices of the teeth are the ideal place for the bacteria to thrive, so once the infection has been removed, the tooth needs a filling in order to protect from further decay. If you need a filling, and an NHS dentist in Oxford, then do not hesitate to contact Studental to book an appointment.