Welcome to Genix Healthcare in Eastleigh.
My name is Marta and I am the Practice Manager for Eastleigh. My job involves managing all operational aspects within a friendly and quality driven practice.
As a practice we strive for excellent customer service for all our patients as well as providing support and direction to staff and patients alike. Let me welcome you to our wonderful team.
Torie is our senior dental nurse and is supported by fellow nurses Sarah, Alicja and Sharon and our apprentice nurses Talysha and Katie. They provide valuable assistance to the dentist during surgical procedures, amongst many other duties behind the scenes.
Our experienced dentists are Tatiana Cojocaru, Shwan Al-Talabani and Smita Atul Kshirsagar and they ensure that your teeth are in good hands.
If we haven’t already met you yet, we look forward to introducing ourselves when you next visit. In the meantime, here is the rest of our news and articles. We hope you enjoy it.
Our opening Hours are Monday to Thursday 8am – 8pm and Friday 8am – 7.30pm
We have disabled access and ample car parking.
PROTECTING YOUR TEETH FROM DECAY
Fifty years ago, even thirty years ago, it was quite rare for an adult to have a full set of teeth with no fillings. Today, with more advanced fluoride toothpastes and oral care products, by following a few simple rules throughout life it’s possible to effectively protect your teeth against decay, and hugely reduce the need to have them repaired with fillings.
Tooth decay is caused by the plaque deposits, which gradually build up on everyone’s teeth. Some of the bacteria, which cause and live in the plaque, produce acid, and as time passes this attacks and weakens the outer layer of protective enamel which covers the tooth. The acid is then able to enter the softer, sensitive interior of the tooth and cause decay. Diet can also play a part in predisposing tooth decay, especially sugary foods and soft drinks, which is why parents are recommended to regulate their children’s intake of sweets and sweetened fruit drinks. In fact, this is good advice for all of us.
The most obvious symptom of tooth decay is toothache, but there are also less severe warning signs. You may notice your teeth are becoming sensitive to hot and cold, becoming discoloured or spotty, or that there is an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Perhaps the most embarrassing symptom is bad breath (halitosis). Whenever you notice any changes to your teeth or gums, you should make an appointment with your dentist.
The best way to prevent tooth decay is to reduce frequency and quantity of sugary foods and drinks in the diet and to use a fluoride toothpaste, as fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel. Tooth brushing is the next best way but will not be effective if the diet is poor. You should also clean between your teeth whenever you brush, using a medicated cord dental floss or interdental brushes, which come in different widths to fit different size spaces.
You should visit a dentist regularly so you can be confident your teeth are strong and healthy, and any sign of decay is recognised and treated quickly to keep your breath fresh and your teeth safe.
If you require anything else please do not hesitate to contact me.
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