Dental Hygiene

Hygienist services are available offering general cleaning and monitoring of your oral health and gums. The effectiveness of your own cleaning can also be monitored and modified if necessary to achieve optimum results. We also carry a range of oral hygiene products to assist you.

Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.

It is recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

Children’s Teeth

We encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular check-ups from a young age will ensure children won’t suffer from untreated dental decay.

Studies have shown that the younger you take your child to a dentist, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist.

Prevention is always better than cure so call the practice today to make an appointment for your child.

Healthy Gums

Your gums are the cushions for your teeth: and they surround the teeth in the jaws and help to support them. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.

When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. A result of this could be losing your tooth so it’s vital to avoid.

To keep your mouth in tip-top shape come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can be a pain for many people and can be caused by several things. It is always important to seek advice from a dentist so the problem can be identified and treated.

One cause of sensitivity is the loss of tooth enamel. Enamel is the hard outer coating of a tooth. If the enamel is worn away or eroded, the dentine is exposed which can lead to pain and sensitivity.

Erosion can be caused by your diet (frequent consumption of high sugar or high acid food or drink), tooth brushing habits (brushing too hard) and tooth grinding, for example. To protect your enamel and for effective treatment of tooth sensitivity book an appointment and we can create an individualised plan for you.

Fresh Breath

Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Some people find that they have bad breath all the time and there may be an underlying medical cause for that, such as throat, nose or lung infections and sinusitis, bronchitis or diabetes.

You can also suffer from bad breath if you have poor dental hygiene. Without regular brushing and flossing, bacteria and bits of food can get trapped in between your teeth, which release an unpleasant odour after some time. Another cause of bad breath is smoking. Bad breath is also caused or made worse by strong foods like garlic, onions and coffee.

Bad breath can be prevented by following a daily oral hygiene regime and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks. Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control.