Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene therapy involves a dental hygienist or dentist performing a gum disease and preventive oral hygiene treatment. A dental hygienist treats and helps patients prevent gum diseases which is one of the main causes of tooth loss.

Most people experience gum diseases with varying degrees of severity with a majority of persons experiencing a mild form of the disease or gingivitis. Having routine appointments with your dental hygienist can help you avoid gum disease or prevent further damage if you are already experiencing gum disease.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease usually results from the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth. During your appointment with your dental hygienist, they will thoroughly clean your teeth by polishing and scaling them to remove the accumulated plaque and tartar. Although you may have a good dental care routine, you still need routine cleaning with a dental hygienist to help you clean areas that are difficult to reach with regular cleaning.

If you are wearing braces, you will not be able to clean some areas of your teeth, and for this reason, you need to visit your dental hygienist. Dental hygienists are very important in maintaining good oral health because they advise on the right teeth cleaning technique, and they also show you the right way to clean your teeth to avoid gum disease and tooth decay.

Your hygienist may also advise you on the right kind of toothbrush and special products like interdental brushes and floss to use. Adhering to your dental hygienist’s advice will help you prevent dental issues that may require invasive treatments.

At Addiscombe Dental Surgery, you may not get dental hygiene treatment under the NHS service, but you can pay for the treatment privately for both adults and children. Depending on your condition, our hygienist may perform teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar.

A dental hygiene treatment may first require you to get an x-ray to help the dentist in diagnosing the problem and fissure sealant with a fluoride treatment like a fluoride varnish.

Visit Addiscombe Dental Surgery today for your dental hygiene treatment, and our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, including the hard-to-reach areas, and remove the accumulated plaque and tartar to prevent gum disease and other dental issues.

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