Regular attendance at the dentist, at least yearly, has been demonstrated to greatly reduce the risk of developing dental decay and gum disease - the two leading causes of tooth loss in adult life.

The impact of systemic medical conditions on oral health is now well understood, particularly in relation to gum disease. There is strong evidence linking poor gum health to heart disease, diabetes, infertility and pregnancy complications. Much of this is preventable and easily manageable if detected and treated early enough.

For both men and women considering starting a family, we recommend having a dental examination 6 months prior to attempting pregnancy.

At Dentists on Starkey we can detect the earliest signs of oral disease, well before you will know about them. 

The great thing about this is that problems and issues can be treated when they're small, simple and inexpensive. Giving you the best chance to maintain your mouth for the whole of your life.