Good oral hygiene is important to maintain healthy gums and teeth, as well as being vital to your general health and appearance. Keeping the supporting tissues around your teeth in a healthy condition increases the longevity of your teeth and reduces the risk of tooth loss. Bad oral hygiene and gum disease has been linked to systemic disorders such as high blood pressure and heart disease as well as diabetes. Our hygienist can help you understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and diet to improve your overall wellbeing.
At your hygiene visit your teeth and gums will be professionally cleaned to remove debris, plaque and calculus (build up). The removal of this improves the health of your gums and helps to maintain the balance of bacteria in your mouth. Our hygienist also provides you with expert advice on the methods and products best suited to you to ensure you keep your oral hygiene in excellent condition at home.