Dental Hygiene

Prevention Better Than Cure

All our patients are encouraged to look after their teeth and gums because they play such a crucial role in our overall well-being. Medical studies have found links between oral health conditions and a number of serious health conditions, including heart disease. Oral diseases can be depreciating, unsightly, and eventually can lead to permanent tooth loss.

Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by plaque, is a very common oral disease and left untreated can lead to periodontal disease which affects the tissue supporting the teeth and gums.

Periodontitis is an inflammatory infection involving progressive bone loss under the teeth. Left untreated, this causes the affected teeth to loosen and eventually fall out.

We strongly recommend you see our dental hygienists at least every 6 months so your teeth and gums have a deep clean and your oral hygiene is maintained.

Our oral health advice will include the following:

  • We’ll advise on the right tooth brush for your teeth and gums and offer proper brushing techniques and tips including flossing and interdental brushing techniques.
  • Recommend dental hygiene products and techniques for;. implants, bridges, dentures and braces.
  • Aftercare advice for patients undergoing oral surgery
  • Care for teeth after oral surgery
  • Tips for fresh breath

What can I expect at my hygienist appointments?

There are three stages of hygiene therapy:

Stage 1:- Education in oral hygiene

Initial cleaning of teeth to start removing hard tartar deposits above and below the gum line. Your hygienist will show you the skills required to maintain a healthy mouth.

Stage 2:-Further removal of all deposits under the gum line and around the tooth

Periodontal aids, such as floss, tapes or interspace brushes, may be prescribed and used. Your hygienist can also evaluate plaque control and if necessary improve your daily routine for oral hygiene.

Stage 3:-Maintaining oral health

You’ll now have the tools and skill to maintain a good oral health regime and can look forward to having healthy teeth and gums for life.

Contact the practice to book an dental hygiene appointment : 020 8980 6398.

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