Regular professional cleaning by the hygienist combined with a good oral health regime at home will result in a clean and healthy mouth. This will improve your appearance and help to keep your breath fresh.
The major advantage of visiting the hygienist is that they can help prevent gum disease, decay and tooth loss. They will also draw your attention to any areas that require extra attention during your oral health regime and demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. This will enable you to retain healthy teeth and gums throughout your life and reduce the need for future emergency treatments. Preventing gum disease also reduces your risk of heart attack, stroke and other health problems.
So a visit to the hygienist is not just good for keeping your breath fresh and your teeth whiter but also for maintaining your general health.
A hygienist appointment is only available privately.
Oral Hygiene Advice
At the practice we really want you to maintain the best possible smile. For this to be possible it is important not only to visit the practice regularly, but have a thorough oral health regime. In the long term this will save you time, money and further treatments. The following section contains a few tips to help you have a great oral health regime. If you want any more advice please feel free to ask your hygienist or dentist.
We would always recommend using an electric toothbrush over a manual as it removes far more plaque and germs from your teeth and gums, with little effort from you. All you have to do is position the brush around your mouth, in order to ensure each tooth is given adequate attention. At the practice we offer Oral-B electric toothbrushes as studies have shown them to be the most effective.
The area between your teeth allows bacteria to gather and deteriorate the state of your teeth and gums, which is why flossing these is vital. You should floss your teeth at least once a day, if not after every meal, but if you only do it once then it best to do so at night. Ensure that you floss between each tooth. Click to see a guide to flossing.