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Archives for April, 2016

The Ultimate Teeth Cleaning Treatment

Nothing feels better than smooth, clean teeth and what better way to start the summer months than with a clean bill of oral health? We encourage our patients to maintain good oral hygiene at home, but nothing beats the feeling of an intensive cleaning treatment. Our expert hygienists will give your smile a healthy glow and banish harmful bacteria to help you lower the risk of decay and gum disease.

What do hygienists do?

Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene. They provide a range of hygiene and preventative treatments that help to lower the risk of oral diseases and keep the teeth looking strong, healthy and shiny.

Our dental hygienists play a very important role in the treatment of gum disease, but a visit to the hygienist can be beneficial for all patients, even those with good oral health. For patients who have a high risk of gum disease and those who have been diagnosed with severe gum disease, regular hygiene sessions can help to prevent the condition from getting worse.

Hygiene treatments

Our hygienists provide a range of services for patients of all ages, including preventative treatments, cleaning treatments such as scale and polish and gum disease management. Our hygienists are also available to offer advice about oral hygiene and teeth cleaning and to help with issues such as healthy eating and giving up or cutting down smoking.

Why is dental hygiene so important?

Good dental hygiene is important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but it also plays a role in maintaining good general health. A number of studies have now suggested a connection between oral and general health and gum disease has been found to increase the risk of general health conditions, including strokes and heart disease, as bacteria from the mouth is able to travel through the bloodstream, contributing to harmful effects in other areas of the body.

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

The trouble with accidents is that they usually happen unexpectedly. We know all too well that dental injuries can occur at any time of the day which is why we provide a flexible emergency dental care system. We offer urgent same-day appointments as well as access to 24 hour care for registered patients.

Dental injuries

Dental injuries can occur as a result of trauma, road accidents, fighting, playing sport or even biting down on a hard sweet. If you’re in pain, we are here to help and will see you as quickly as we can.

There are many different types of injury that can arise as a result of an accident, poor oral hygiene or unexpected trauma. The first thing we’ll do is examine you to determine the extent of the injury and decide the best course of action. Our aim is to have you pain-free and comfortable as soon as possible.

Types of dental injury and emergency dental problems include jaw injuries, dental abscesses, and broken or dislodged teeth. In some cases, we may provide temporary treatment and then arrange a subsequent appointment to provide a more long-term solution.

What to do if you have a tooth knocked out

If one of your teeth gets knocked out, it may be possible to save the tooth if you are able to get to the practice fast enough. While you are on your way, hold the tooth in a glass of milk or place it in between your gum and the inside of the cheek, and avoid touching the roots of the tooth.

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