A Dentist … qualified in the science and diagnosis and treatment…

Dentist: “A person qualified in the science of diagnosis and treatment of…

… diseases and disorders of the teeth and gums.

And you thought a dentist just likes asking you questions when they have their hands in your mouth.

These days, a Dentist is trained to work as a part of the wider medical profession to look after your mouth.

Day to day, your dentist is the first person you should go to if you have any pain or discomfort in your mouth or jaw.  Your dentist is trained to diagnose and identify problems from tooth decay and cracks in teeth to gum disease which may be caused by other underlying medical conditions.

The role of Dentists is changing for the better.  New technology allows dentists to treat patients in less invasive means than ever before.  The Dentist can now give you the means to prevent problems developing in your mouth through better diet, mouthwashes, and oral hygiene techniques.  Those days of going to the dentist as a teenager and having whooping big amalgam fillings are gone.  Todays’ Dentists will use lasers to detect the smallest areas of decay, provide advice on ways to prevent the decay worsening and place small white fillings if need be.

Not often thought about, but each time you visit your Dentist for a dental checkup, did you know that your dentist will screen your entire mouth for oral cancers. This is just another reason why you should have six monthly dentist check-ups!

A dentists job is done when you require no dental treatment at each and every dental checkup, well, everything apart from your teeth and gum cleaning which you should have done every six months.