Dental Hygiene

It is part of our preventative philosophy to ensure that our patients are given the opportunity to be looked after by one of our dental hygienists.

Making an appointment to see a dental hygienist at least twice a year can help your oral health dramatically.

Most people are unaware that their gums are the foundation of your smile, and that they provide vital support for their teeth, it is very important to ensure that you look after them and keep them as healthy as possible. Not all of the maintenance for your gums can be carried out by you for example plaque can be removed by you but tartar and deposits cannot as special instruments used by our dental hygienist are required for the removal of this.

Gum disease is an extremely common disease, and you can encounter very few or no signs in the early stages. However as the gum disease worsens it can cause the following symptoms to occur; bleeding gums between brushing and flossing, bad breath, bad taste in your mouth, sore and swollen gums, gums that have separated or pulled away from your teeth to create a pocket, changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite together, and pus coming from between your teeth and gums. If the above signs and symptoms are left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Gum disease is caused by the plaque in your mouth which causes a film of sticky bacteria. This is constantly forming on your teeth. Brushing your teeth and gum line at least twice a day can help to remove plaque.

We can help you by putting you into the care of one of our dental hygienists. Our hygienists can monitor your oral hygiene and recommend ways of improving it by constructing a daily routine for you to follow. Your dental hygienist will also be able to recommend to you use various oral hygiene products such as floss, tepes, etc, all used to combat gum disease.