Let Winthrop Village Dental help you to maintain healthy teeth and gums
Winthrop Village Dental cares for your children’s dental needs.
Establishing good oral healthcare habits early can have long-term benefits. Recent research indicates an increase in decayed, filled, or missing teeth in children, potentially leading to ongoing oral health issues in adulthood.
Children often imitate their parents, so set a positive example by maintaining regular brushing and flossing habits. Make the process enjoyable rather than a chore to encourage your child’s cooperation. The ADA recommends starting to floss your toddler’s teeth at least twice a week from around the age of two and a half. Your dentist at Winthrop Village Dental can guide you on the best practices for this if you wish.
Maintaining a balanced diet that is low in sugar and acidic foods plays a crucial role in promoting optimal oral health. However, practicing good oral hygiene is equally essential in mitigating the impact of sugar and acid on your teeth.
It is advisable to restrict the intake of sugary foods and soft drinks, acknowledging that they are integral to daily life. Consuming them as part of a meal rather than a between-meal snack and following up with tap water whenever possible helps minimise their effects.
Regular Dental Check-ups
Preventing dental disease is a top priority, and we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain excellent oral health.
While brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups can’t completely eliminate the need for dental treatment, they are highly effective in reducing it.
We recommend our patients visit the dentist at least once a year. During this appointment, the dentist conducts a thorough oral examination, including a scale and clean, and may perform dental x-rays if necessary. X-rays reveal dental decay, often invisible to the naked eye, especially between teeth where cleaning is challenging, making these areas more prone to food trapping.
Many patients opt for six-monthly visits, which is ideal. X-rays are typically taken only if there’s a specific concern. This visit focuses on examination, along with a professional scale and clean.
Oral & General Health
There is a growing awareness of the link between good oral health and overall well-being.
Mounting evidence connects sugar to chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity, contributing to inflammatory processes, including gum disease (periodontitis). Your dentist is concerned not only with your oral health but also your general health. They may offer dietary recommendations extending beyond concerns about tooth decay.
Smoking is another significant concern for dentists, as it negatively impacts both oral and general health. Linked to cases of gum disease (periodontitis), smoking can cause a dry mouth, increasing the risk of tooth decay. A dry mouth lacks sufficient saliva, which plays crucial roles such as washing, neutralizing, and remineralizing tooth enamel.
Moreover, smoking is associated with severe systemic illnesses, including oral and throat cancers. Your dentist is available to discuss smoking cessation, providing helpful advice to support you in the quitting process.
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What our patients say
“Love this practice. I visit Jake who is always very understanding of my nervousness about visiting any dentist. He talks me through each process and makes me feel at ease ensuring I am comfortable each time. This is my preferred Dentist, I won’t go anywhere else!”
“We have seen multiple dentists at this practice and we are always very pleased with the service from them. The team are kind and gentle, with good attention to detail. Even though my wife had a tricky case, the dentist explained the treatment very patiently and worked hard to help her fix her problem. I highly recommend coming here for your dental needs!”
“I booked in to have my wisdom teeth removed and was super happy with the whole process. I was very nervous to have it done but Dr Jake Mitra and all the staff were really great and made me feel very comfortable. Won't be going to any other dentists for now on!”
“Thanks again Jake for once more restoring my teeth to as new condition. The work you do in my case is close to magic and I am making the effort here to record same.Your continued search to keep up with the most modern of dental approaches has certainly been to my advantage and will be of benefit to all your patients.”
“I’ve been coming here for several years to see Dr Jake Mitra and the service and expertise is exceptional. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!”