Personalised clinical care
Personalised clinical care
Your gums provide the foundation for your teeth and smile; hence it is important to look after them. At Sonria Dental Clinic it is our aim to help you to look after, and make the most of, your smile.
We offer a range of general dental treatments to help you to maintain a great smile:
Our dentists offer professional hygiene treatments, including scaling and polishing, tailored to your unique needs.
With experienced and skilled dentists your oral health will be monitored regularly and your treatment adapted to any changes in the health of your gums.
Your dentist will share with you the necessary skills and knowledge to help you effectively maintain your oral hygiene on a daily basis. They will demonstrate brushing techniques, the use of floss and other devices to help you keep your teeth clean and healthy.
The General Dental Council recommends regular check-ups, including a visit within six months of the first tooth, and no later than the child’s first birthday. Preventive care, such as cleaning and, if necessary, fluoride treatment, provide children with ‘smile’ insurance. Routine dental exams uncover problems that can be easily treated in the early stages, when damage is minimal.
Dental sealants are used to protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay, the single most common chronic childhood disease. Your dentist can help prevent, or reduce, the incidence of decay by applying sealants to your child’s teeth.
A sealant is a clear or tooth-coloured plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where decay occurs most often. Sealants protect normal depressions and grooves in the teeth, called pits and fissures, which are particularly susceptible to tooth decay.
Dental caries is caused by acid-producing bacteria that collect around the teeth and gums in a sticky, clear film called “plaque.” Without good daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits teeth become more vulnerable to caries.
Brushing twice a day and cleaning between teeth with floss or another type of interdental cleaner helps to remove plaque. Regular dental examinations are important for keeping teeth healthy.
Another key to good oral health is fluoride, a mineral that helps prevent caries and can repair teeth in the very early, microscopic stages of the disease. Fluoride can be obtained in two forms: topical and systemic. Topical fluorides are applied directly to the tooth enamel. Some examples include fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses, as well as fluoride treatments in the dental office.
Systemic fluorides are those that are swallowed. Examples include fluoridated water and dietary fluoride supplements. The maximum reduction in dental caries is achieved when fluoride is available both topically and systemically. If you or a family member are at a moderate-to-high risk of developing caries, a professional fluoride treatment can help. The fluoride preparation used in the dental surgery is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpastes or fluoride mouth rinses that may be available in a store or at a pharmacy.
Professional fluoride treatments generally take just a few minutes. The fluoride may be in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab or brush, or it is used as a rinse or placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes.
After the treatment, you may be asked not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride and help repair microscopic carious areas.
Depending on your oral health status, fluoride treatments may be recommended every 3, 6 or 12 months. Your dentist also may recommend additional preventive measures if you are at a moderate or high risk of developing caries.
Sonria Dental Clinic
25 Devonshire Place
London, W1G 6JD
020 7224 1402