A dental hygiene appointment is an important component of maintaining oral health. During this appointment, a dental hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and stains. They will also provide education on proper oral hygiene techniques including brushing and flossing. A dental hygienist will assess your oral health, looking for signs of gum disease or other dental issues, and provide preventative treatments such as fluoride applications to help prevent decay.
Depending on your individual needs, they may also provide recommendations for further dental treatments or follow-up appointments. A dental hygiene appointment is an excellent opportunity to take an active role in your oral health and to prevent potential dental issues from developing into larger problems. Dental hygiene appointments are typically recommended every six months, although this can vary depending on individual needs.
Periodontal treatment is a type of dental treatment that focuses on treating and preventing periodontal disease, which affects the gums and other tissues surrounding teeth. The treatment involves cleaning the gums and teeth to remove plaque and tartar, which are the main causes of periodontal disease. The clinician may also use antibiotics or other medications to assist in the healing process.
The primary aim of periodontal treatment is to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums, in addition to restoring good oral health. Without proper treatment, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and other significant health complications. If you are already experiencing symptoms of gum disease, seeking prompt treatment is essential. Overall, periodontal treatment helps maintain healthy teeth and gums and prevent the development of more severe dental issues.
1. Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush.
2. Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth.
3. Use a mouthwash to reduce bacteria and freshen breath.
4. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, as they can cause tooth decay.
5. Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium and other nutrients that support dental health.
6. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when bristles become frayed.
7. Quit smoking to reduce the risk of gum disease and oral cancer.
8. Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleans to catch any potential issues early on.
9. Wear a mouth guard while playing sports or activities that pose a risk of injury to teeth.
10. Practice stress management techniques to reduce the risk of teeth grinding and clenching.
In order for us to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan, it’s important you visit us for a consultation so we can fully assess your situation. This will also provide us with the opportunity to highlight the treatment options to suit your budget and discuss finance options that are available.
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