They will ensure that your teeth and gums are maintained for life, so not only will they feel healthy but look beautiful as well giving you the confidence to smile! Here at Smiles Dentalcare our friendly hygienist believes that “prevention is better than cure”, so as well as removing soft and hard deposits from teeth, we also teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventive dental care.
Our dental hygienist also helps patients develop and maintain good oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health or inform patients how to select toothbrushes and show them how to brush and floss their teeth.
Our hygienist is extremely gentle and uses the latest ultra sonic technology to painlessly take away plaque and calculus deposits. A visit with our hygienist can be a positive life changing experience. Our preventive treatments provide all the every day essentials to help you have a clean mouth. The programme we recommend is devised purely with your needs in mind, to give you healthy teeth and good looking gums, fresh breath confidence and a nicer smile.
Most people have a form of gum disease but they don’t know it! Unfortunately, it is a major form of tooth loss in adults, but because the symptoms are not always obvious and there may not be any pain, the impending problem gets ignored by patients.
The progression of the disease can be very slow and if good oral hygiene is practised, can it can be slowed down to a rate that allows you to keep most of your teeth all of your life.
Lets get technical for a moment. There are 2 types of gum disease:
- Gingivitus and it means ‘inflammation of the gums’. The gums around teeth get red and swollen and may bleed when brushed.
- Periodontal disease occurs after a long standing case of above. There are a number of types but they all affect the tissues holding the teeth. Eventually the bone holding the teeth reduces, teeth become loose and eventually fall out
Patients are often surprised/disappointed and even a little angry when the results of gum disease become evident to them. Usually their dentist has been telling them for decades of their gum disease issues! Just because you can’t see it, ask yourself, ‘What am I going to do about MY OWN oral health!