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Dental Hygiene


This month at The Dental Clinic we are promoting good oral hygiene!

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your mouth. Your gums are the foundations for your teeth, they need to be healthy to support them. Gum disease is also linked to lots of other health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

If your gums are inflamed, red or bleed on brushing this can be an early sign of gum disease. Halitosis (bad breath) can also be a sign of bad oral hygiene. There are many ways to get your gums back to being pink and healthy.

Here are some helpful tips below on how to maintain a healthy mouth!

  • Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss or use  inter-dental brushes at least every other day
  • Regular  visit your dentist (every 6 months)
  • Regular visit your hygienist (every 2-6 months depending on what your hygienist has recommended)
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals
  • If your gums bleed on brushing, ignore the bleeding! Keep brushing!

A Dental Hygienist’s job is to help prevent and treat gum disease. They professionally clean your teeth and show you the best way to remove plaque. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If not brushed away properly, this hardens to form tartar, which you can’t remove yourself.

As well as offering our original hygiene clean, we now offer ‘The Gleam Clean’. This is for patients with heavier staining as a result of red wine/tobacco/coffee/tea use. This treatment includes the use of the ultrasonic scaler, hand instrumentation followed by an intensive air polishing jet.

To book an appointment for a hygiene clean please call the practice on 01923859678.


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