Milton Keynes Dental Care
What causes a decay?
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The children who come to see us as patients at MK Dental Care are our "Pride and Joy"
We offer our Younger patients a route to "Life Long Dental Health".
Whilst all patients dental care is based on individual needs, we offer regular dental checkups as well as orthodontic assessments, including referrals to Dental Specialists, as appropriate. Children receive, subject to need, Oral Hygiene instruction, fluoride treatment and other preventative measures at every visit.
We offer NHS dental Care for children, subject to acceptance, as well as affordable private dental care.
|A Partnership between MK Dental Care, Your Child and You, their Parent.|
MK Dental Care welcomes questions from our patients about what causes dental decay in youngsters, so feel free to speak to any of us at your next appointment. We have lots of information and leaflets about dental health education, and we have a computer program that patients can use which we have found exceptionally useful.
What causes a cavity?
By Kimberly A. Loos, D.D.S.
By understanding the cause of a cavity, patients might be better able to prevent them. Cavities are actually caused by a chain of events that start when food is allowed to remain on your teeth. The worst culprit is sugar because it is easily digested by the bacteria that naturally live in your mouth. However, any food left on the tooth surface long enough will eventually become sustenance for the bacteria. Once the bacteria, a component of plaque, digest the food, they produce an acid. It is this acid which eats away at the enamel (outer layer of tooth) eventually causing a "hole" in your tooth. The best way to prevent cavities is by practicing good oral hygiene. Plaque also causes gum disease, which is a major cause of tooth loss in people over the age of 35. So, there are now at least two good reasons to brush and floss your teeth regularly!
Tooth enamel consists of a substance called hydroxyapatite. Dissolving hydroxyapatite is called demineralization, and its formation is called remineralization. In the mouth there is an equilibrium between these two processes which is established even with healthy teeth.
Do you know any chemistry? When sugar ferments on teeth, hydrogen ions are produced that upset the equilibrium between demineralization and remineralization by combining with hydroxide ions to form water. Removal of hydroxide ions causes more of the hydroxyapatite to dissolve, resulting in tooth decay. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by replacing the hydroxide ions in hydroxyapatite. The resulting chemical compound is very resistant to acid attack!
|Dental Examinations at MK Dental Care for children and Teenagers always includes Dental Health Education and usually includes Fluoride treatment as well as advice about Diet and Tooth Cleaning.|
|We have a dedicated room for Dental Health Education.|
It has a large double sink and mirrors
There are lots of leaflets to read and take away.
There is a TV with Video and DVD's.
We also sell a full range of toothbrushes and other dental health items.
|Tooth Erosion is a major problem for Children and Adults|
|This Tooth Damage is caused by Fizzy Drinks|
Special Promotional offers
At the moment we have special promotional offers for Bleaching
The cost of Tooth Whitening also known as Tooth Bleaching starts at £95 with most patients paying £295 for a full mouth home bleaching tray system and the "Power Whitening". We use the 'Advanced In Surgery Rapid Bleaching System' , we offer "Tooth Whitening" 7 days a week, including Saturdays and Sundays!! We offer a free consultation if you simply want to come in and ask questions or get more information, simply Call 01908 690326 for an appointment. We offer a full range of Cosmetic Dentistry Choicesincluding Dental Veneers.
|Contact Information for your Milton Keynes Dentist|
Dr David Gilmartin
Milton Keynes (MK) Dental Care, 159 Ramsons Avenue, Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 7BE, England.
01908 690326 (Main Practice Number) 07973 227415 (Out of Hours Emergency Number)
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