Hygiene

Gum health is an integral part of your overall oral health, it is not usually possible to pursue other treatments without first addressing gum disease if present - importantly cosmetic, orthodontic, restorative and implant treatments all require healthy gums for the best chance of success.

Undiagnosed and uncontrolled gum disease is a potentially dangerous problem but generally it can be treated with great success. Every patient should attend regular visits with their dentist and hygienist to ensure that any sign of periodontal disease is caught as early as possible.

Our team of professional hygienists are fully trained in all aspects of your gum and periodontal health. They will be able to advise you on everything from treating bad breath to how to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly and effectively. Our hygienists will help to treat and prevent gum disease by scaling and polishing your teeth and apply prophylactic materials if required. Our hygiene surgeries are fitted with the very latest equipment which gently removes unsightly staining without damaging your teeth. 

Periodontal infections affect both the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. They are an extremely common problem and professional treatment and advice is the only reliable solution to eliminate this type of advanced gum disease. Untreated periodontitis has severe repercussions and the more advanced the condition becomes, the more expensive the treatment. Unfortunately in many cases, if this condition is left untreated, severe periodontal disease will lead to both tooth and bone loss.

Once we have eliminated the risk to your oral health, you can focus on ensuring your smile looks as good as possible.