We offer modern dentistry to give you a healthy, happy smile.
General dentistry is the foundation of what we do every day. Whether you would like a routine check-up, are interested in hygienist services, or need an emergency appointment, come and visit us. We can help.
In the modern world of dentistry, the range of treatment options is extensive and here at the Lee Dental Practice, we always do our best to advise you on the most effective and appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs.
We want to give you as much verbal and written information as possible prior to deciding which treatment will suit you best.
If you’re in pain or discomfort, and you need to see a dentist urgently, we can help you. Talk to one of our friendly team members immediately and we will make sure that you’re seen by one of our dentists as soon as possible.
We will examine you to discover the source of the pain and talk you through the options so you can be fully in control of the decision process. We will do our best to relieve you from the pain.
What does a check-up include?
On your first visit, a complete health history will be taken to provide us with a broad understanding of your individual needs. Your dentist may take x-rays of your teeth. An x-ray can be invaluable for ascertaining current health, for example the position of any wisdom teeth or hidden tooth decay, and for diagnosing any issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.
At every check-up, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth, teeth and gums. They will examine the health of the soft tissue in your mouth (cheeks and tongue) and test your gums for any signs of gum disease. As well as oral health analysis, your dentist will also offer mouth cancer screening and offer advice and guidance on continued and improved dental care.
What are the benefits of regular check-ups?
The health of your teeth is invaluable, and prevention is better than treatment further down the line. Regular check-ups give your dentist the opportunity to halt any signs of gum disease or tooth decay and work with you to keep your smile fresh and bright, now and in the future. Routinely examining your smile can identify problems early.
Check-ups help to:
- Prevent gum disease and mouth cancer
- Maintain good oral health
- Prevent halitosis (bad breath)
- Retain your teeth
- Keep a whiter, brighter smile
How often should I have a check-up?
We will advise on how often you should have your teeth checked as part of your oral care routine. This will depend on your individual needs and risks. Some people schedule a dental check-up once or twice a year, while others, who may require or have undergone treatment, will need to visit more frequently.
Dental hygienist services
Your hygienist’s key aim is to prevent and treat gum disease, which is now one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. By including regular professional teeth cleaning in your oral routine, you can help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Why do I need to see a dental hygienist?
Hygienists are trained to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Even the best electric toothbrush can’t reach every part of your mouth, and a hygienist can get to those hard-to-reach places to provide a professional deep clean. While you will leave your hygienist appointment with a fresher, cleaner smile, their job goes far beyond the superficial. A clean and polish will remove harmful plaque and deposits of tartar that, if left, can cause periodontal (gum) disease. By making a hygienist visit part of your dental care regime you can stay one step ahead and avoid becoming one of the 19 out of every 20 people who will suffer from gum disease during their life.
What can I expect from a hygienist appointment?
An appointment with our hygienist will involve an initial oral hygiene check-up, followed by a ‘scaling’ procedure. This is where any build-up of harmful plaque and tartar is carefully and gently removed from the surface of your teeth and around the gum line. Hand-held mirrors help your hygienist to spot those missed areas and pinpoint plaque build-up. Following a good clean and analysis of overall gum health, they will give your teeth a shine and polish to remove any superficial stains.
If you feel that you would like to know more about how to improve your or your family oral health, come for a Preventative appointment. We will look at your oral hygiene and diet and together we will find the best technique and products available to suit your situation.
Smile Design Consultation
Having a great smile can make a huge difference to the way you look and feel. Lee Dental Practice offer a complete range of cosmetic treatments to create the confident smile you’ve always wanted. We begin with a detailed smile assessment, discussing with you which aspects you like and dislike about your smile. We also look at your face as a whole – for example the shape and fullness of your lips and cheeks. Once our assessment is complete we will discuss treatment options with you to help your smile look natural, healthy and youthful.