Diet: Keep sugar to a minimum, any sugary foods or drinks should only be consumed at meal times. Snacks between meals should not contain sugar and acidic drinks should be avoided.
Tooth brushing: Brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride
toothpaste. Tooth brushing is the only effective way of removing plaque from
teeth and gums. Interdental cleaning such as floss/tepe brushes should also be used to remove plaque from in between the teeth. It is essential to remove plaque to avoid gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis).
Toothpaste should contain no less than 1350ppm fluoride.
Visit the dentist: It is important for adults to visit the dentist at least once a year, for children every 6 months due to growing mouth and teeth. Oral examinations are important to help prevent oral disease (i.e. tooth decay, gum disease) and detect early signs of oral cancer.
Fluoride: Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth and prevent against decay. Fluoride can be found in drinking water however West Yorkshire
is not one of these areas. It can be supplemented by fluoride drops for young children, high fluoride toothpaste can be prescribed and mouth rinses for older children and adults.
Fluoride varnish can also be applied by the dentist or oral health educator at routine appointments.
Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, cigars, roll ups and chewing paan or tobacco are all very harmful to the mouth. They are all high risk factors of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis) and oral cancer.
Drinking alcohol more than the recommended government amount also increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. This is multiplied if you are a smoker.
Visit www.colgate.co.uk for oral health videos showing you the different toothbrushing and interdental cleaning techniques.
From preventative care to tooth replacement: we offer the entire range of modern dentistry services to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful throughout your life. Here's a quick look at the types of treatments we provide.
Prevention: keeping teeth healthy
Nothing is more important in dentistry than prevention.
Nearly all dental disease is preventable, and we have focussed our practice on providing modern, evidence based prevention. More
Periodontal treatment: looking after the condition of your teeth
We treat any inflammation in your gums to maintain the condition of the supportive tissue around your teeth. More
Questions about our services?
Call us on 01274 541643 or contact us directly using our contact form.
A&S Dental Surgeons Ltd
65 Duckworth Lane
Bradford BD9 5EU
You can also use our contact form.
Mon - Thurs 08.30am -5.15pm Friday 08.30am - 1.15pm
If you have a problem outside our opening hours, please dial 111.
BDA Good Practice Accreditation
We are proud to announce that A&S has been re-accredited with our BDA Good Practice Gold Award for 2019.
This is our 15th year of accreditation, for more details click here.
NHS Leeds, Bradford & Airedale Health Promoting Dental Practices Award
A&S have been awarded the highest level (Step 3+) of this local award, which we have held since its inception. Briefly, this award recognises our commitment to preventative dental care; team training and advice on wider health issues such as smoking cessation advice.
Congratulations to Madhia our dental nurse for passing her radiography exam! Well done Madiha.
After seven loyal years of service our dentist Paresh Nakeshree is leaving us at the end of August to buy his own practice in Leeds. However, we have a lovely young dentist called Sohail who will be taking care of Paresh’s patients. We wish Paresh all the best in his new venture. Sam has also left us to work in a busy NHS hospital and we have a new dentist called Katie taking over the care of Sam’s patients. All the team are looking forward to working along side Sohail and Katie.
Our Hygienist Mandy would like to apologise in advance if she has to rearrange any appointments. This is due to some unavoidable family health issues.
We were pleased to help Public Health England with a recent study of adult oral health. Which is vital for the planning of health improvement programmes and dental surveys. Thank you to all of the patients who took part in this survey.
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Due to our whitening offer price of £199 being so popular, we have decided to keep this as our permanent price, so now you can have a lovely sparkling smile for only £199! please contact the practice for further information on 01274 541643