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Tooth decay and gum disease (periodontal disease) are the biggest causes of tooth loss. When it comes to oral health, we believe that “prevention is better than cure”.

Our team at The Avenue Dentistry value your dental health and we take these avoidable diseases seriously. We have a preventative agenda that educates, promotes and encourages all of our patients to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth.

Dental Nurse Laura Probyn at reception with a patient.
A female patient speaking with Dental Nurse Laura Probyn at reception.

We encourage parents to register their children with us as early as possible so that our clinicians can give you preventive advice and support. We will advise and assist you with toothbrushing techniques, interdental cleaning, toothpaste selection, fluoride treatments and diet.

For our adult patients, we encourage regular check-ups by our dentists to enable us to maintain your oral health and identify any problems early. This will help avoid the need for extensive dental work and keep your mouth healthy.  

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Preventative Services

Dental Examination

At your dental examination a dentist will carry out a full check of your mouth, teeth, gums and soft tissues. They will also ask about your general health and any problems you may have experienced with your teeth, mouth and gums since your last visit.

Diagnostic Services Including X-Rays

X-rays are used in conjunction with a clinical examination to help diagnose and confirm a clinical diagnosis.

Oral Cancer Screening

During your routine dental examination, the dentist will check your head, neck and soft tissues for any abnormalities.

Hygiene Services

Our hygienist promotes good oral health and provides effective treatment for gum disease. By including regular professional teeth cleaning in your oral care routine, you can help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Oral Health Education and Advice

This allows us to educate our patient’s on oral health and hygiene regimes. We also give advice on homecare including toothbrushing, flossing, diet and routine care of teeth.

Flouride Application

Fluoride varnish can be applied to both baby teeth and adult teeth. The process involves painting a sticky, flavoured varnish on to the surface of the tooth every 6 months to prevent decay.

Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants are coatings that are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. The sealant is applied to the biting surface of all back teeth.

Custom-Made Mouthguards

A custom-made mouthguard is a rubber like cover which fits over your teeth, cushioning them from damage. These can be worn during sports to protect your teeth or at night to protect your teeth and jaw muscles from the effect of grinding and clenching.

Anti-Snoring Devices

An anti-snoring device is like a mouthguard and gently retains your lower jaw in a forward position during sleep. This plastic/rubber like mouthguard allows air to pass freely and prevents obstructions that cause snoring.

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Tips for a healthy smile


Visit your dentist regularly. The exact frequency is determined by your dentist and is on an individual basis.


Brush your teeth and gums thoroughly for at least two minutes, twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.


Children should use a fluoride toothpaste too. Current advice suggests a fluoride toothpaste containing no less than 1000ppm fluoride but we recommend you consult with one of our dentists to ensure you choose the right toothpaste for your child’s individual needs.


Clean the plaque from in-between your teeth with either floss or interdental brushes.


Reduce the frequency and amount of sugary food and drinks consumed.


Do not smoke (our dentists can help with smoking cessation advice).


If you have a dental problem, visit us as early to enable us to intervene, offer advice and treatment and ensure the best possible outcome.

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About Your Appointment


Arrive in plenty of time

Give yourself plenty of time to arrive and park your car if you are driving. You should aim to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.



We understand that some people can feel anxious when visiting the dentist. Relax in our waiting room and we'll take good care of you.


Medical history

Be sure to tell your dentist about any medication you are currently taking.


Cancellation notice

Should you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, please ensure you give 24 hours notice.

Dental Nurse Laura Probyn at reception with two patients.

Patient Testimonial

“I went to my local dentist because I was considering replacing my veneers with crowns. A plan was drawn up including impressions for a wax-up so as to give me an idea how the crowns would appear. Prep work and temporary crowns came first, then I was biting on my new crowns 2 weeks later. No pain from start to finish and the end result is amazing”.


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Prevent, Restore, Rejuvenate.

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm

01538 753737

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The Avenue Dentistry
2 The Avenue
ST10 1EG