For smooth, shiny teeth and trouble-free gums
Our experienced and qualified hygienists work alongside our dentists to encourage excellent oral hygiene and help prevent gum disease. Regularly attending hygiene appointments can help to safeguard the health of your teeth and gums.
Why you need treatment
Gum disease is caused by plaque – the sticky, bacteria-filled layer that builds up daily on our teeth. Plaque and its hardened form, tartar, can irritate the gums and lead to bleeding, soreness and even tooth loss.
The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis, and if this is not addressed, it can lead to periodontitis. This more advanced stage of the disease can cause pockets to develop around the teeth so they are less firmly supported and may eventually fall out.
The benefits of treatment
- Reduces your risk of developing gum disease
- Improves the look of your teeth and inhibits further plaque formation
- Hygiene advice improves your oral health care routine
How we treat you
During an appointment, the hygienist assesses your gums and checks for signs of inflammation or bleeding. They also carry out a ‘scale and polish’, which removes soft plaque and hard tartar deposits. This involves using special instruments to remove tartar from the surface of the tooth and below the gum line, and polishing to leave a silky finish.
We also offer advanced specialist gum treatment for more serious cases of gum disease.
What else you need to know
Our hygienists teach effective cleaning techniques and offer lifestyle advice to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.