We are pleased to inform you that we are able to see you again! Our New Kings road practice is now open for appointments but we have limited NHS services at Fulham road practice as per current guidelines (NHS England and London Area Team NHS).

Pure Smiles has always maintained the highest, up-to-date cross infection control protocols. However, in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have instituted additional guidelines, training and protocols to ensure you receive best care and high quality service. We are providing a safe and comfortable environment for both our patients and the staff.

Kindly note we will be seeing patients by appointment only. Please call us to book your next appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you back!
Caring for Fulham since 2009

750a Fulham Road, Fulham,
London SW6 5SH

257 New Kings Road, Fulham,
London SW6 4RB

750a Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 5SH
257 New Kings Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4RB

Why dental checkups are more important than ever before

There are plenty of obvious reasons why people make an appointment to visit us, and most of them are to deal with a particular problem such as toothache, tooth sensitivity or biting issues. However, this shouldn’t be the case.

First and foremost, we want to prevent any damage occurring within your mouth rather than deal with it.

Regular checkups give us the chance to evaluate the ongoing health of your mouth, identify any preventable issues, and provide advice on your dental routine to help. This is key, as whilst dental and oral problems take time to develop, they become increasingly difficult to treat and can extend beyond your mouth, if left unchecked.         

Let’s take a look at gum disease for example, a very common condition which almost every adult will experience to some extent during their life. In fact, if you’ve ever had blood in your spit after brushing your teeth, there’s a good chance you’ve had gum disease already.

Gum disease is an oral condition which is caused by bacteria that builds up in your plaque and causes an infection to the tissues that support your teeth.  

If you were to visit us for hygiene on experiencing blood in your spit and/or inflammation in your gums,we would give your teeth a thorough clean, advise you on your brushing routine and send you on your merry way.

However, if gum disease is allowed to develop, the consequences can be severe.

Untreated gum disease can spread from the mouth and through the bloodstream, causing damage to surrounding blood vessels in the heart and brain over long periods of time. This can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  • heart disease and heart attacks

  • diabetes and its control

  • stroke

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • dementia

  • pregnancy complications

The problem with gum disease is that it may not cause any serious pain in the mouth, which leads most people to ignore it. However, this approach may leave you at an increased risk of all kinds of other health complications if left untreated.

This is just one example of an easy-fix dental issue that can be addressed in its earliest stages when you visit us for regular checkups & hygiene.. 

Now more than ever, whilst other parts of our lives must be put on hold, we should take the opportunity to evaluate our health. You may have started running, or you may be taking more care with the food you eat. Your dental health needs to be considered as a key element within that re-evaluation. 

Why not book an appointment today?

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