Oral and dental hygiene is a fancy way of referring to keeping your mouth healthy and clean by using regular and correct brushing and flossing routines and techniques.
Over time, a build-up of plaque can develop on the teeth, if left untreated this can lead to tartar build-up, gum disease and staining. Regular appointments with your dental hygienist are vitally important to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene can go as far as to improve the quality of your life by preserving speech and eating functions, as teeth will last longer and one can avoid the embarrassment of bad breath
A hygienist is a dental professional whose area of expertise is the cleaning and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Their job involves removing all of the hard materials which attach themselves to your teeth which you cannot remove yourself at home with regular brushing and flossing. They also give help and support on how to brush your teeth, use floss and maintain the best oral health at home between professional cleaning visits.
Periodontal disease occurs when gum disease reaches an advanced stage, at this stage the gums have usually become inflamed, sore, bleed during brushing and can cause the teeth to become loose. Periodontal disease if preventable from regular tooth brushing and flossing. Once periodontal disease has occurred it cannot be cured, it can however be stopped and controlled with regular professional cleanings and a good home care routine. If you'd like to know more about this please click here
For most people with healthy teeth and gums a visit every six months should be fine, but if there is evidence of gum disease visits may be required on a more regular basis, most likely every three months. Your hygienist will assess the condition of your gums and advise how regularly you will require professional cleaning.
At Belmore Dental we always aim to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry, offering a state of the art 'Perio-flow' Air polishing service to enhance your dental hygiene experience. Air polishing is a gentle yet highly effective treatment that offers a far superior clean to that of a regular scale and polish. If staining of the teeth is something which you suffer from then it is likely our Perio-flow treatment will become a firm favourite.
Aside from the aesthetic benefits, as a practice that provides and care for patients with dental implants, Perio-flow is an important treatment for maintaining implant health. Perio-flow is also a treatment that has revolutionised the way that we care for those suffering from gum disease.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine has many advantages. Some of the more obvious benefits would include a clean healthy looking mouth, clean teeth, pink gums that don't bleed or hurt when brushing or flossing and fresh breath. However, good oral health has many other less well-known benefits including lowered risk of health complications such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. Overall, taking care to maintain good oral hygiene will result in a healthier mouth and a healthier body!
"Due to the coronavirus causing delays on appointments, I ended up really needing to get my teeth cleaned. Since having them cleaned, what an improvement! Joanna the hygienist carried out my cleaning and I'm very pleased with the outcome. Very professional and pleasant experience. It was my first time at Belmore Dental, I found them after searching online and reading reviews, I would highly recommend."
"Always a wonderful, professional experience when visiting Belmore Dental. Staff are excellent, easy to talk to and very COVID aware with spotless premises and hand sanitisers positioned at the door. Thanks to Tanya my teeth are gleaming!"
"A long overdue visit to Belmore Dental today. Nothing has changed, same friendly efficient team, they just get on with it and do a great job. Promised Tanya, I wouldn't leave it long until my next hygiene visit."