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Dental Hygiene

At Remarkable Smiles, we understand the importance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene for a healthy and radiant smile.

Hygiene appointments will help prevent gum disease and dental decay. While your oral care routine at home does most of the work when it comes to removing plaque from your teeth, a professional clean will help remove any build up.

Hygienists are trained in cleaning away plaque and tartar deposits, protecting your smile from bacteria.


Why are hygiene appointments important?

Your oral health depends on your gums. We are best placed to look after your gum health, preventing gum disease and removing any bacteria that is already irritating your gums. Gum disease, if left untreated, can cause gums to recede and can be a contributing factor to tooth loss. As gum disease also has links to health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, keeping your gums as healthy as possible will help your overall health as well.

The symptoms of gum disease are mild, so it is often overlooked. We carry out a check during the appointment to spot gum disease, putting us in a position to catch it before it can worsen.

What is gum disease?

If plaque build-ups around the gum line aren’t removed, the gum tissues start to get inflamed. Swollen, red gums are the hallmark for the early stage of gum disease, gingivitis. The irritated gums bleed while brushing, making them vulnerable to the bacteria that’s present in the mouth.

If gingivitis is left untreated and the tartar deposits left at the gum line, the gums start to recede as a result. This leads to pockets developing between the gum and the tooth, exposing the sensitive and vulnerable tooth root. Once plaque and tartar build up on the root, it’s much harder to remove. This part of gum disease is called periodontitis and isn’t reversible like the earlier stage. It can be managed by a dentist or periodontist through more extensive periodontal treatment.

The Importance of Dental Hygiene visits

Prevent tooth decay + fresh breath

Brushing and flossing regularly removes plaque and food particles from your teeth, preventing buildup of bacteria that can lead to cavities.

Proper oral hygiene helps combat bad breath by removing bacteria and food particles that can cause odors.

Gum disease is a common but preventable condition that can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and other serious health issues.

Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings are essential for keeping your gums healthy.

Prevent gum disease

Maintain overall health

Research has shown a link between oral health and systemic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections.

By taking care of your oral health, you're also taking care of your overall health.

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