At 25 Devonshire Place it is our most important goal to help our patients keep their teeth and mouth healthy which can prevent gum disease and tooth decay, both significant factors in tooth loss and general health.
Our dental team will show you the best ways to brush, and how to clean in between your teeth using interdental brushes or floss, to remove the bacterial ‘plaque’ which forms constantly on your teeth. When you eat or drink something sugary, the bacteria in the plaque turn the sugar into acid, which may cause tooth decay. Plaque can also cause gum inflammation (swelling and soreness) if it is not regularly and thoroughly removed. You will be told which oral care products are the best ones for you to use and our team will talk to you about your diet.
We aim to periodically reach local schools and expand this very important preventative information to a wider audience where we can help our community improve and maintain a long-term oral health. This approach means that where possible, invasive treatment, for example, fillings, is kept to a minimum.
MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY – MYOBRACE®
Most of our children these days are developing crowded teeth and their jaws are developing incorrectly. Crowded teeth do not just happen, they are a symptom as well as a warning sign that a child’s jaw and face are not developing correctly. The main culprits causing crowded teeth are poor oral habits, such as mouth breathing and incorrect swallowing, combined with the forces of the tongue cheeks and lips. In order to prevent more serious problems developing in later years these bad habits can and should be treated as early as possible and most often without the need for braces or extractions.
At 25 Devonshire Place we are addressing orthodontic issues at an early age using the pain and stress-free solution of Myobrace® system and its innovative appliances.
Myobrace® appliances are easily used and worn for one hour each day, during normal daily activity, and overnight.