Smilesahead with Dr Amarjit Gill
Amarjit Gill Nottingham Preventative and Cosmetic Dentist


So what is Dental Prevention......

Smilesahead is a preventative dental practive. We pride ourselves on advising how patients on how to look after their smiles so they don't have to visit us for dental treatment they would rather not have. We ensure our patients are armed with knowledge to ensure that they come and visit for treatments that will make them smile, including cosmetic dentistry and whitening. So what is prevention.

Brushing and Flossing your Teeth

Sounds Obvious, but brushing your teeth properly is important to keep your smile healthy.

Plaque, the stuff that grows on our teeth contains bacteria which cause tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease). It takes about 24 hours for the bacteria to grow, hence why you should clean your teeth every day. Preferably twice a day to reduce the plaque build up. As even the best toothbrushes can't get between the teeth, it's important to floss daily too. We ensure our patients know the right way to brush their teeth and how to floss correctly.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride strengthens our teeth. It helps our teeth recover from the attack from the acids produced by bacteria. Fluoride is found in most toothpastes and some rinses and these help to lower the bacteria numbers in the mouth, as flouride is toxic to some bacteria. We are also able to proved fluoride treatments in the form of special gels to apply to teeth to help strengthen the teeth.

Fissure Sealants

Provide a protective plastic coating to the biting surfaces of the teeth preventing plaque from getting into the groves of the teeth. Great for kids and adults alike.

Using Mouthwash

Some mouth washers are anti bacterial and help reduce gum disease and plaque especially those containing Chlorhexidine. Chlorhexidine mouthwashes are only available by prescription.

Regular visits to the Dentist and Hygienist

A regular dental examination helps identify any potential dental problems before they become more difficult and more expensive to fix. Oral cancer is on the increase and can be cured if identified early. Having a check up and a visit to the hygienist every 6 months is more cost effective than large fillings or even root canal treatments.

Protect your Smile

Wearing a custom made mouth guards for sport is important to protect your teeth from trauma. For those suffering from bruxism (grinding teeth) wear a custom made night guard. Mouth guards can be made especially to protect your smile comfortably.

Do not Smoke

Smoking not only causes stained teeth but smokers have more severe preiodontal disease and have a higher risk of damage to the gums and oral cancer.

Reduce your Sugar Intake

Remember its not the amount of sugar you eat during the day, its the frequency of sugars and starches consumed. The more often you eat or drink sugary foods the more bacteria is produced. So look to your diet and how often you eat sugar. Look for the hidden ones!

No Sweets try Sugar Free Gum

For those of you with a sweet tooth changing to sugar free chewing gum will help your smile. Chewing helps stimulate saliva production, which neutralizes the plaque acids that cause tooth decay. Gums containing Xylitol that reduces bacteria in the mouth and lowers the risk of cavities and gum disease. Oh yes and it keeps your breath fresh.

Tell us your Medical Problems

Particular medical conditions effect your smile and it is important that you keep us up to date so we are aware of any medicines that my effect your treatment.


Smilesahead with Amarjit Gill provides all aspects of dentistry. Dedicated to Prevention and cosmetic dentistry in Nottingham.