A great dental hygiene regime at home is the first line of defence against gum disease and tooth decay. Some areas in your mouth are impossible to reach even with interdental cleaning. Hygienists can reach these areas, providing a thorough clean as well as checking for any signs of gum disease.
Dental hygiene can have a significant effect, not just on your mouth but on the rest of your body too, as poor gum health also known as Periodontal disease has been linked to a number of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Our Dentists and Hygienist will look for signs of mouth cancer – an increasingly prevalent disease that is so much easier to treat if caught early.
Plaque and tartar build up on the surface of teeth contain bacteria which, when near the gums, causes the tissues to become inflamed. If the bacteria are not cleaned away regularly, the gum tissues can become inflamed and swollen to the extent they start bleeding when brushing. This stage is known as Gingivitis and can be treated in the hygienist’s chair.
If this is left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a more aggressive stage – periodontitis. The effects of this stage are irreversible; however, a specialist or hygienist can stabilise the condition so there is no further damage.
Our experienced and friendly dental hygienists will professionally clean your teeth (known as a scale and polish) to remove any build-up of plaque and tartar. As well as providing this essential and refreshing deep clean, we’ll provide you with cleaning techniques to better control your gum health and keep your gums clear of bacteria.
Hygiene appointments can also involve using Airflow, a special cleaning system that uses a jet of air and fine grain to gently polish the surfaces of the teeth. Airflow can remove surface stains and leave your teeth much cleaner and whiter.
Contact us today, and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.