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Preventive Dental Care Helps Avoid Future Complications

teeth health smile dentistDifferent reasons make people stay away from preventive dental services. Some people will blame the lack of time to attend an appointment for a dental checkup and preventive hygienist appointment. For other people, the lack of dental insurance causes them not to seek preventive dental services. Dental anxiety is yet another reason that keeps people from the dentist even when they can afford care.

The cost of ignoring any warning signs is far higher than the cost of preventative dental care. Tooth decay and other dental problems do not discriminate against people — even the busy professionals who don’t have time for dental checkup will be hit hard.

An estimated 47 percent of people suffer from some degree of gum disease. Gum disease will lead to other problems such as gum recession, tooth sensitivity, bad breath, tooth loosening and ultimately tooth loss


Dental care has increasingly become more convenient today. Appointments can be booked online. Smartphones can be used to remind you of the next appointment. Dental cleaning is easy and fast with the procedure taking no longer than an hour.

Lack Of Insurance

The fact that many people are not covered by dental health insurance makes them fail to get the dental care they need.

The lack of preventative dental care leads to worsening of conditions such as oral cancer, gum disease, tooth infections and tooth decay.

Dental Anxiety

People who suffer from dental anxiety would rather suffer than get preventative care from their dentist. The cost of avoiding the dentist until a dental condition worsens is very big. You should never avoid dental care due to anxiety. Try to find a dentist who has the experience of treating patients with anxiety.

High Tech Prevention

Preventative dentistry is very much the focus at Balsall Common and we can draw on some extremely advanced technology to help our patients enjoy on-going dental health with an absolute minimum of intrusive treatment. This is at the heart of our approach to family dentistry.

  • Laser Scanner for Early Cavity Detection
  • Treat Early Decay Without Fillings
  • Reducing Decay by 40%

Have a look at our web page to learn more.

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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Last updated: June 16th, 2024

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