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Prevention of Dental Problems

Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. At Molloy Dental we believe strongly in taking a preventative approach to dental care. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better you prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth for life.

Promoting health through preventative and routine hygiene care is the heart of our practice here at Molloy Dental. Regular monitoring of the mouth can detect early signs of oral cancer and recent research has shown healthy gum condition can lead to a healthier heart and cardiovascular system.

More than just “cleaning”, these visits allow us to monitor your health and catch potential problems early. Prevention is not only easier than cure it is also cheaper than cure, the easiest dentistry is the dentistry that you don’t need. The team here at Molloy Dental may recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a ‘maintenance plan’ to help you keep it that way. At Molloy Dental we want to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.

 

The hygienists role is complimentary to that of a dentist, their primary focus within our practice is keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. At Molloy Dental on examination, our dentists will be looking at the health of your teeth and gums, our hygienist works under a treatment plan from the dentist to maintain or improve the health of your gums which is central to maintaining teeth in the longer term.

What Can They Do For Me?

A common misconception is that a hygienist is just there to clean teeth, in fact it is a bit more complex than that. At Molloy Dental our hygienists are able to provide professional treatments that will clean much more and deeper than you are able to achieve with your toothbrush at home.

  • Stains
    Tea, coffee, red wine etc. stain your teeth over time, our hygienist helps eliminate these stains. A number of methods are employed including the KAVO Airflow system which uses air, water and sodium bicarbonate.
  • Dietary Advice
    All foods we consume will affect our teeth in different ways, this could be simple staining or as severe as acid wearing your teeth away. When your diet has a damaging effect on your teeth, your hygienist will advise on substitution or supplementation of your diet.
  • Fresh Breath
    a mouth without Tartar or plaque means fresher breath as there is less bacteria to cause the odour!
  • Prevention of Gum Disease
    All gum disease will start with bleeding, especially when brushing your teeth or flossing. Our hygienist is always on the lookout for this and if they spot symptoms they will arrange regular appointments, and by doing this they will be able to help prevent progression before the disease has the chance to take hold. This is a really important factor as failing to pay attention to bleeding and leaving it untreated, can lead to the movement or even the loss of teeth. You would not ignore your hands if there was blood every time you washed them so don’t ignore your gums.
  • Oral Hygiene Planning
    our Hygienists will work with you to create a specific plan for the optimum maintenance of your oral hygiene. This will involve recommending the correct products for your needs such as different types of brushes and interdental brushes and showing you the most effective ways to use them.

We all know that sometimes life gets in the way of the perfect brushing routine. A thorough clean with the hygienist makes it easier for maintenance of a healthy mouth in between visits. Improved oral hygiene should mean even less visits to the dentist in the long run!

My family and I have been patients for over 25 years with Molloy Dental Practice. We find Conor and Robert very professional in their work, they also make you feel at ease and have a great way with children. We go once a year for our dental check-ups and we know we will be looked after with the best of care.

Pat Donnellan

50 years on and still a regular at Molloy Dental Practice, does that not say it all! Thank you Rita for your welcome and kindness, and Robert, you are a god-send, I appreciate your care and concern. I have a nice smile, my own teeth, awesome!

Jean Wildgust

You have waited a while for this, what can I say ..................... After seeing so many dentists and nobody willing to help with my mad looking teeth, I found you! You changed everything, giving me back my smile and confidence. Thank you so much, I appreciate all your help in getting to this stage.

Belinda Emmett

I was a patient of Robert Molloy for just over a year to correct crooked teeth top and bottom. I was 30 years old at the time when I finally decided to get braces, Robert talked me through all possible options. Removing teeth was something I really didn't want to do and Robert was able to accommodate me and still manage to get teeth fully aligned which was beyond my expectation. To say I am extremely happy with the final results is an understatement. In the past I would cover my mouth with my hand when speaking as I was so insecure about my smile, now I am camera happy! Dealing with Robert changed my whole view of dentist visits and I actually look forward to my scheduled scale and polish. Extremely professional and super friendly. Conor was able to accommodate my daughter over the Christmas period in an emergency with literally one hour's notice. Will never look for another dentist again. An easy 10 out of 10!

Graham Strutt