The goal of preventive dentistry is to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. By regularly visiting the Practice you can prevent problems before they ever get a chance to happen.
The two most common causes of people losing teeth are gum disease and decay and we can help to prevent both. You can find out more about gum disease prevention by clicking here.

We recommend visiting us every six months to have a dental health check carried out and receive a thorough cleaning of your teeth with one of our Hygienists. We will then give you practical advice to ensure you are cleaning your teeth correctly and on how to prevent decay.

Sometimes people can put off a Hygienist appointment to ‘save money’ as their teeth ‘feel clean’. Imagine if missing that appointment leads to a tooth needing a root canal treatment, crown or both? It would seem like a very false economy.

The Hygienists at Penryn also do a lot more during your appointment. They remove the clear sticky plaque which contains bacteria that thrives on the sugars in your food. They also look for traces of decay and can spot early signs of mouth cancer when the disease may be highly treatable. Your Hygienist really is the proof of the old adage, prevention is better than cure!


The efforts of Donal in a confident, controlled and concise manner, explaining all as he went along, went a long way to calming the nerves.    -Steve

- Confident, controlled and consise.

I have always been most happy with my treatment and have every confidence in Sean . He makes my smile and makes me smile!

- Jill

Always welcomed and treated nicely by all staff members. Almost a pleasure to attend.

- William

A very professional team. I feel well looked after from when I enter the practice to when I leave. Quite possibly the best dental practice in Cornwall!!

- Emma

Very very happy. I’m a nervous dental patient, but Donal was very reassuring. I actually was prompted to have treatment I’d previously avoided as I felt I was in “safe hands”.

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