Are you in search of the perfect dentist?

13th March 2010 by

For many people, paying a visit to the dentist can be a stressful ordeal. If even the prospect of going to the dentist is enough to raise your heart rate, you are not alone. Approximately 10% of the population suffer severe anxiety when confronted with trips to the dentist. This edginess is usually down to the sound of the drill, but others are equally as apprehensive about having a stranger stare appraisingly into their mouths.

Uneasiness about dental visits means that ultimately, patients simply don’t go until they suffer quite badly from toothache, or until a more dramatic dental emergency presents itself. As emergency treatment has a tendency to be more traumatic, this ultimately creates a vicious, endless cycle of nervousness.

At Bow Lane, we understand that dental visits can be a little scary for some people (click here for tips on how to work through dental anxiety). As such, we are dedicated to your comfort and take every opportunity to put you at ease. We believe that true dentistry is focused on giving you the best possible smile and doing what we can to help you maintain it for life.

What Bow Lane Dental Group has to offer

Conveniently located in the heart of London, Bow Lane Dental Group has a lot to offer and is always on hand for expert advice and assistance. We take great pride in our work and we go beyond the obvious to help boost your confidence with a Bow Lane Signature Smile ™.

At Bow Lane, we offer:
  • Comfortable and friendly surroundings
  • World-class customer service
  • Advanced dentistry from leaders in the profession
  • Cutting-edge tools and technology
  • All dental specialist under one roof
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Advice on how to maintain healthy teeth

All this comprehensive dental care is offered under one roof for your convenience, and you can rest assured in the knowledge that you have a dedicated team that is entirely focused on your particular needs.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question. Each person is different and each set of teeth demands a differing level of care and attention. Your dentist will advise you on how often you should visit, based on the condition of your teeth and gums, your diet and genetics.

If you have a healthy mouth, good diet and cleaning regime it is likely we will want to see you annually should no emergencies occur. For those with more pressing issues, you might have to visit once every six months.

Warning signs that you should visit your dentist soon

One warning sign of gum disease that is all too frequently ignored is that of bleeding when you brush or floss. It could be a side-effect of pregnancy; it could even be something as simple as the introduction of a new oral care routine. However, it could also be a symptom of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. Your dentist will be able to advise you on your brushing and flossing habits.

Other red flags to watch out for include bad breath, tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking cold or hot drinks, spots appearing on your teeth, food constantly being caught in your teeth and cracked or chipped teeth or fillings. Never ignore these warning signs; acting now could possibly prevent problems down the road that will end up costing you more in terms of money and discomfort.

Questions to ask your dentist

To facilitate the dental care process, there are certain questions you should ask your dentist to ensure that you are getting all you need from him or her. These include:

  1. What can I do to improve my oral health? – Your dentist will be able to advise you on such areas as which toothpaste to buy, what toothbrush to use and what foods to avoid.
  2. What can you do to improve my dental health? – Your dentist will be able to let you know about certain products that can prevent future issues, such as night guards to prevent grinding, or mouth guards to use when playing contact sports.
  3. Are there any warning signs of greater health problems that I should discuss with my GP? – Dental problems can be indicative of further health problems. Your dentist will discuss any concerns with you.

Our peers voted Bow Lane Dental Group “London Dental Practice of the Year”. We constantly strive toward excellence – why trust anyone else with your smile?

To make an appointment, please call 020 7236 3600 to start your journey towards achieving a Bow Lane Signature Smile™.

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