Good oral hygiene is essential for your dental health as well as your overall wellbeing. At Discovery Dental Care we believe preventing problems from occurring is much better than fixing things when they go wrong.
To ensure your teeth, mouth and gums remain in great condition, we recommend regular visits to both the dentist for examinations and the hygienist for a range of treatments.
To help you achieve a healthy, happy mouth your hygienist can remove stains, tartar, hard deposits and plaque. They will also advise you on the best way to take care of your teeth at home, including correct flossing and brushing techniques and other oral hygiene techniques according to your personal requirements.
Bleeding gums and other gum problems are something we take very seriously at Discovery Dental Care. Your gums are the foundations of your teeth, and like house foundations if they are not kept healthy your teeth will become unsupported and over time may fall out.
Bleeding is usually the first sign of gum disease and although most of us will suffer from gum disease at some point in their life, it is reversible with the correct treatments.
Our Dental Hygienists are highly experienced in helping you maintain your oral hygiene.
A low sugar diet and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste is essential to help prevent tooth decay. Your hygienist will advice you on the best brushing techniques to help you maintain a good oral hygiene.
At Discovery Dental Care we will also give you tips on flossing and using inter-dental brushes. If you have a bridge, denture, brace or a dental implant, you will have specific hygiene needs that our hygienist will be able to assist you with.
Finally your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes - a process also known as scaling and polishing. Our hygienist will advise you on the best brushing techniques that will help you keep your teeth free of plaque.
Attending regular hygiene check-ups helps maintain your oral health as well as prevents infections and diseases. Hygeinists may also spot any potential problems at an early stage.
During your appointment, we will provide oral hygiene advice, plus remove plaque and clean your teeth. We will also give you advice on how to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.
Oral hygiene check-ups are just as important for dental implants as they are for teeth. Bacteria can accumulate around the implants, which can lead to infections potentially threatening the success of the implant.
Depending on your level of oral hygiene, we recommend a visit to the Hygienist every 3 to 6 months. This way we can use preventative care to eliminate diseases or infections.