Our preventative dental treatments
It’s always better to prevent dental disease than to cure it and this is why we offer a range of preventative services, from advice about brushing and flossing at home to help with giving up smoking and hygiene treatments designed to blitz the mouth and remove harmful bacteria, plaque and tartar.
Gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria that release plaque acids, so it’s essential to do everything to try and prevent the formation of plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance created when bacteria combines with food particles and saliva. It clings to the surfaces of the teeth and the gum line and hardens if left alone. Once plaque hardens and becomes tartar, it is impossible to remove with brushing alone and requires careful treatment.
We strongly recommend frequent check-ups for all our clients and also suggest visiting a dental hygienist once a year. If you have signs of gum disease, we may suggest more frequent sessions.
Our hygiene treatments include a scale and polish, which helps to remove bacteria and plaque, clean the mouth and polish the teeth.
We are also eager to encourage good habits at home and can suggest brushing regimes, recommend oral hygiene products and offer information about diet and nutrition. We are also always at the end of the phone if you have any questions about gum disease or you need advice.