For the majority of people, it is understood that the best way to keep your teeth and mouth in a good condition is by making sure that you brush and floss on a regular basis. Doing this will help to reduce the chances of you developing any kind of infection, or experiencing tooth decay in the future. We believe that prevention is better than cure, which means that we do everything that we can in order to support you with your dental hygiene.
Sometimes, it’s hard to know what’s normal when it comes to what your mouth should feel and look like. However, there are a few things that you should make sure to check that your dental hygiene is as it should be.
Firstly, your teeth should always be clean, and there should be no sign of debris anywhere on them. Secondly, your gums should be sitting firmly against your teeth, and you should not experience any kind of bleeding when you brush or floss. Finally, you should not struggle with bad breath after you have brushed, and if you find that you do, this could show that you need to pay further attention to your dental hygiene.
It is likely that if you take good care of your teeth, you won’t have to have a procedure every time that you have a check-up. However, it can often be difficult to completely keep on top of things like plaque, which means that your twice-yearly check-up can be an ideal opportunity to get back on top of things. We have specialist dental hygienists who have the training to help them carry out procedures in the most effective way for your requirements, meaning you can look forward to great results.
If we notice that your gums are bleeding, or that there is a build-up of plaque on your teeth, we are likely to recommend that you undergo a dental hygiene procedure to help with this. We have a great range of dental equipment which will allow us to do this, including ultrasonic scalers and an Airflow tooth polisher.
The hygienist will polish your teeth, which will help them to feel smoother, and you will be much happier with the feel of your mouth overall at the end of the process.
Your dental hygiene can affect your health in many ways. Firstly, you may experience cavities and gum disease, which means that you will need to undergo treatment more regularly when you visit us. Not only this, but you may find that you have bad breath, and this is something that other people might notice about you.
If you have poor dental hygiene, there is a chance that you could go on to struggle to speak and eat properly, and it could ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Although the reasons aren’t entirely clear, it has also been shown that poor dental hygiene has been linked to health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice each day, in the morning and before you go to bed. You should also use an antibacterial mouthwash to get rid of any bacteria, and you should floss on a regular basis.
Preventative behaviour could also involve changing your diet, as people who eat a lot of sugar can experience issues with their teeth. In addition, too much coffee and red wine – both of which can stain your teeth – should be avoided.
You can book an appointment with us simply by giving us a call. When you attend your check-up, we will let you know if we think you need to see our hygienist. Some procedures will be able to be carried out there and then, but you may sometimes need to make another appointment. One thing’s for sure – you will feel a lot better in yourself, and your confidence is likely to grow, once you are in a good routine and are more comfortable with your oral hygiene.