Dental hygiene is an important prevention tool and can be used to treat gum disease and prevent the loss of teeth.
Dental Hygiene (Oral Hygiene) is the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and the gums clean and healthy, as by regular brushing and flossing and preventive dental care.
Good dental hygiene helps to prevent a variety of dental problems - mainly plaque and tartar (calculus), which are the main causes of gum disease ( Gingivitis, Periodontitis) and caries (Tooth Decay). Good oral hygiene may also help to prevent or delay dental erosion.
Dental hygiene treatments will remove any plaque or tartar from your teeth. You will receive a professional cleaning with specialist equipment to remove plaque and tartar. It’s important to learn how to ensure your teeth remain plaque free and our dental team will show you the best ways to brush, and how to clean in between your teeth using interdental brushes or floss, to remove the bacterial ‘plaque' which forms constantly on your teeth.
For more information please go to Healthy Gums section.