Hygiene appointments will help prevent gum disease and dental decay. While your oral care routine at home does most of the work when it comes to removing plaque from your teeth, a professional clean will help remove any build up. Hygienists are trained in cleaning away plaque and tartar deposits, protecting your smile from bacteria.
Why are hygiene appointments important?
Your oral health depends on your gums. We are best placed to look after your gum health, preventing gum disease and removing any bacteria that is already irritating your gums. Gum disease, if left untreated, can cause gums to recede and can be a contributing factor to tooth loss. As gum disease also has links to health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, keeping your gums as healthy as possible will help your overall health as well.
The symptoms of gum disease are mild, so it is often overlooked. We carry out a check during the appointment to spot gum disease, putting us in a position to catch it before it can worsen.
What happens during a hygiene appointment?
As well as a refreshing deep clean, our hygienist will tailor a home maintenance regime for you to continue in the comfort of your home to improve your oral health, using interdental cleaning aids, as demonstrated by your hygienist at your appointment. Our hygienists offer airpolishing and tooth whitening.
Gum disease/periodontitis is a leading cause of tooth loss in the UK which is why prevention is always better than intervention.