The key to being able to keep your teeth for a lifetime is looking after your dental health and making sure your teeth and gums are clean and healthy. A clean smile is generally a healthy smile.
Many people are at risk of developing multiple dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay and even mouth cancer. You can reduce this risk significantly by following an excellent oral hygiene routine and attending regular hygienist appointments.
Gum disease is a very common condition among adults where the gums become swollen and sore. Gum disease occurs when bacteria from unremoved plaque and tartar starts to irritate the gums.
There are two different types of gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage and with developing a good oral hygiene routine, can be reversed. However, if it is left untreated, it turns into periodontitis which is a more serious condition. Periodontitis can be managed to stop it from getting worse.
The effects of gum disease can be bleeding gums, receding gums and even tooth loss.
A hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth. This treatment will remove any plaque and tartar build-up and can even reduce the amount of staining on the surface of the teeth.
More importantly, a hygienist will teach you how to correctly look after your teeth and gums at home to maintain the clean feeling between appointments. The correct toothbrushing and flossing technique is vital for keeping your teeth free of plaque and tartar.
For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile. With us, you can benefit from a comprehensive and preventative dental programme bespoke to you.
"It is pain free, quality treatment alongside excellent care and friendly staff."
Discuss your dental treatment needs and concerns in a relaxed environment with Sarah, our professional and friendly treatment coordinator.
Your mouth will be examined and you’ll be given advice for moving forward with your treatment.
Our dental hygienists are dedicated to providing you with preventative dentistry and optimal gum health.