ORAL HYGIENE & PREVENTION

A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO FAMILY DENTAL CARE

Clinical studies prove that regular treatment by a hygienist will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, your smile whiter and your breath fresher. That’s why we adopt a preventive approach to dentistry, in which dentists and hygienists work together to ensure you and your family receive comprehensive preventive dental care.

Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults and tooth decay is a growing problem for children even as young as four. Bacteria thrive in the plaque and tartar on your teeth, causing gum irritation and bleeding. If left unresolved this eventually results in the gums becoming infected and causing teeth to become loose.

Regular professional removal of bacteria and plaque by the hygienist is essential in maintaining healthy gums. Our hygienist Christine is very experienced and, as well as cleaning and polishing your teeth, she will also give you advice on your diet and how to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Regular visits to the hygienist are vital in order to maintain good dental health and are an important supplement to regular checkups. The hygienist will recommend an appropriate treatment interval after having made an assessment of your condition.

Can my dentist do oral hygiene checks?

Our dentists are fully qualified in all aspects of oral hygiene, but our hygienists have undergone particular training in this area, meaning they focus on ensuring plaque and tartar are removed from both on the teeth themselves and from below the gum line where most damage can be caused.

Can I do anything to prevent oral hygiene problems occurring?

Maintaining a rigorous cleaning programme at home is vital if you want to minimise hygienist appointments. Our hygienist will give you advice and tips not only about how to clean your teeth, but also about diet and general lifestyle.