Dental Hygiene

In addition to providing all the treatments you expect from a modern dental practice, we find that prevention is the best approach to avoiding tooth loss or the need for fillings.

Since three out of four teeth are lost through gum disease, it’s clear why we put such emphasis on the early identification and cure of any gum disorder.

During your consultation we will discuss any concerns you have regarding your dental health and smile, followed by an assessment of the health of your gums and teeth and check that any previous dental work continues to fulfil its purpose. We will also perform an oral cancer check.

In addition to providing all the treatments you expect from a modern dental practice, we find that prevention is the best approach to avoiding tooth loss or the need for fillings.

Since three out of four adult teeth are lost through gum disease, it’s clear why we put such emphasis on the early identification and cure of any gum disorder.

The long term survival of your natural smile and the opportunity for any cosmetic renovation is dependant on the support of healthy gums.

Their upkeep is the remit of our hygienist who will undertake a thorough cleaning of your mouth during your hygiene session.

Bacterial plaque and any hardened deposits that builds up between visits – contributing to decay, gum disease and bad breath – will be removed, leaving your mouth healthy and smelling fresh.

The hardened deposits are known as tartar (dentists refer to it as calculus) and are unable to be removed by toothbrushing or flossing alone.

Most importantly, in addition to removing these harmful deposits our therapist will show you the key areas in your mouth that are at risk and will show you how to improve how you look after these areas at home yourself.

The more you are able to do for yourself and the better your oral hygiene is, the lower your risk of gum disease will be. It’s all about helping you to help yourself.

Always remember, healthy gums do not bleed!

Would you like to arrange a treatment with our dental hygienist?

For more information or to book an appointment please call 0151 525 2992.

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