Preventative dental care for healthy teeth with our dental hygienist
When our teeth are healthy we barely give them a second thought, but as soon as we get a problem, it is hard to think about anything else. Maintaining strong, healthy teeth and gums mean you can smile without embarrassment, enjoy fresh breath, and keep your teeth.
Neglecting your teeth can lead to decay and gum disease, which research is now linking to a whole host of other more serious medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Healthy smiles start and end with good dental hygiene routines, which is why our focus is on preventing problems rather than just fixing them. Our dental hygienists, Afshan, Eva and Lien, will meticulously clean and polish your teeth, assess the health of your gums and recommend a specifically tailored home care regime for you to maintain your dental health between visits.
From recommending the right type of toothbrush to explaining how your lifestyle and diet can affect the health of your teeth, our hygienists are an amazing source of support and information.
Key benefits of visiting our hygienist
Maximise your oral health and overall wellbeing
Minimise problems such as bad breath and gum disease
Keep your teeth as clean and healthy as possible
Achieve that squeaky clean feeling only a dental professional can provide
What happens if I don’t brush my teeth?
If you don’t brush your teeth, plaque builds up that eventually breaks down the tooth’s structure, causing bad breath, decay and leading to gum disease. Efficient and regular removal of plaque by your hygienist is the most important factor in keeping our mouths healthy.
Why is dental hygiene important?
Maintaining your dental wellbeing is vital and your regular examinations with our dental team should form part of any essential healthy living regime. Regular removal of plaque and tartar that develops between dental visits can reduce the risk of developing several serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and problems with pregnancy such as premature births and low birth-weight babies. A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with regular, professional care the risks can be controlled.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a common condition that can cause bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. It can also affect your overall health, with links now established between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes and strokes. That’s why regular visits to your dentist are so important.
What can I do to look after my teeth at home?
Brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
Reducing the frequency of sugary drinks and snacks
Using a small to medium toothbrush with soft to medium multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles
Changing your toothbrush regularly, at least three-monthly
Cleaning daily between your teeth with interdental brushes
Visiting your dentist and hygienist as regularly as recommended