Healthy gums = healthy teeth. Oral hygiene is an important part of keeping you and your teeth healthy.
Our dental hygienist, Angela is highly experienced and works with our patients to maintain and improve oral hygiene. Angela has trained extensively to prevent oral disease and spot the early signs that need treatment.
Dental Plaque, Calculus, Tartar
Dental plaque builds up on the smooth part of our teeth which is soft and comes off with a normal toothbrush. But over time plaque hardens or becomes calcified and cannot be removed by tooth brushing alone, this is referred to as calculus or tartar. This needs to be removed by professional cleaning with your dental hygienist to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Swollen gums, Bleeding Sensitivity, Gum recession
Gum disease (gingivitis) is very common and the leading cause of tooth loss. If gum disease is left untreated, it can affect the bone and result in pain, infections, loose teeth and eventually tooth loss, known as periodontitis.
Visit your dental hygienist regularly
It is important to prevent gum disease. We recommend you should visit our dental hygienist at least twice a year to get a thorough cleaning and a check-up. Angela will advise you on how regular your visits need to be after a full assessment.
Teeth can become stained from food, drink, smoking and alcohol. This can result in discoloured and yellow looking teeth. During a hygiene visit, our hygienists can remove this staining using specialised instruments which can make your teeth look whiter and provide advice on how to avoid staining on teeth. We can discuss the process of tooth whitening with you if you are looking to improve the colour of your teeth and have a whiter, more aesthetic smile.