Tooth decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack after you have eaten or drunk anything containing sugars.
A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and fresh fruit and vegetables can help to prevent gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and cause bad breath.
It remains the major cause of tooth loss in adults but with proper oral care it can be slowed down to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life.
My Fear Of The Dentist
Being ‘afraid of the dentist’ may mean different things to different people. It will probably help if you work out just what it is that worries you most.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. It can improve features of your teeth.
Visiting The Hygienist
The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease including professionally cleaning your teeth. This is usually called ‘scaling and polishing’.
Bridges and partial dentures
Burning mouth syndrome
Caring for my teeth
Dental care for mother and baby
Dental care for older people
Dental care for people with special needs
Denture stomatitis (Thrush)
Different filling materials
Healthy gums and healthy body
Jaw problems and headaches
Knocked out teeth
Living with my brace
Medical conditions and oral health
My fear of the dentist
Oral care products
Paying for dental treatment
Pit and fissure sealants
Preventive care and oral hygiene
Relaxation and sedation
Root canal treatment
Smoking and oral health
Sugar-free chewing gum
Visiting the hygienist
What to do following an extraction
Practice Opening Times
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Friday: 8:30 - 13:00, 13:30- 16:00
Why Choose US?
Alverna House are a local NHS dentist based in St Helens offering a number of services to improve yours and your families dental health.