Hygiene Services

Did you know that periodontal disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults? 

The benefits of visiting the Dental Hygienist
  • Change red and inflamed gums to a healthy pink.
  • Stop gums from bleeding when brushing.
  • Prevent teeth from becoming mobile and drifting.
  • Prevent unpleasant tastes and bad breath by the damaging bacteria in the mouth.
  • Remove food and drink stains.
Treating and preventing periodontal disease

All our dental hygienists are specially trained in the prevention and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease.

  • Detailed explanation of periodontal disease.
  • Oral hygiene instruction.
  • Removal of plaque and hard (calculus) deposits
  • Discuss secondary factors that cause periodontal disease, for example smoking and diabetes.
  • Discuss how periodontal disease could affect or complicate other health problems, for example heart disease.
  • Regular maintenance visits every 3 – 6 months
Oral hygiene advice
  • Demonstrate effective tooth brushing technique to remove plaque without causing tooth wear and receding gums.
  • Discuss the latest oral hygiene products.
  • Advice on the best aid to clean in between teeth.
Prevention of tooth decay (caries) and erosion
  • Discuss in detail the reasons for tooth caries and erosion.
  • Give dietary advice on how to reduce sugary and acidic food and drink.

And remember; where would your teeth be without your gums?