Sligo Dentist
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Treatments > Adults

We take your dental health seriously. Our aim is that all our patients should achieve a high standard of dental health, thus requiring less intervention by us over time, fewer dental problems and over all optimal general health.

Our best professional advice is that you should spend your time and money staying healthy rather than spending greater time and more money fixing the damage once it has occurred.

The absence of pain is no indicator of dental health. Many dental problems are preventable or reversible, yet most problems don't cause pain or obvious problems until these points have been passed. By the time you feel pain your options will be seriously limited. Allow us to help you get health and stay healthy.

We encourage all adults to visit us TWICE a year for a full Dental Health Check, and to book hygiene visits if necessary to help keep them dentally healthy. Dental health checks are necessary to check 14 different aspects of the mouth including screening for oral cancer, which is, unfortunately, very much on the increase, particularly amongst young patients (www.mouthcancer.org/public)

It is particularly important that we check your gum health regularly if you fall into any of the following categories.

  • If you smoke and drink alcohol particularly if you both smoke and drink.
  • If you have a specific severe life stress such as bereavement, redundancy, divorce etc
  • If you are overweight.
  • If you have heart or lung problems, or diabetes.
  • If members of your family have or have suffered heart problems, osteoarthritis or alzheimers.
  • If other members of your household have periodontal disease.
  • If you are pregnant

We now know that any of these risks, together with gum inflammation, have been linked with serious GENERAL HEALTH problems in later life.

Older adults

As we age, the general health risks (some mentioned above) do increase. As does the risk of periodontal disease and oral cancer. So please don't put off your visits to us even if you feel you have few teeth left to be checked, or if you have dentures! The dental health check is about the complete mouth and about the links between gum health and the rest of your body! It's just as important as it was when you were younger!

If you have dentures, and have been 'putting up' with them for years, please do come and see us both for a full dental health check and to talk about denture stabilisation and improvements to your ability to eat, talk and rest in comfort.