Last medically reviewed by : August 25, 2021
More and more adults in the UK are rapidly losing their teeth to gum disease, rather than tooth decay.
This is why regular dental hygiene appointments are essential for not only keeping your teeth healthy but the gums that support the tooth and oral structure.
Letting gum infections fester and spread can lead to severe problems like a breakdown of the jawbone and a consequence, tooth loss.
“Almost half of the adults in the UK have a degree of periodontitis that is not reversible” – Source.
Let us help you keep gum disease and decay at bay.
Our hygienist visits are designed to cover three main methods; clean, scale and polish.
Patients can expect:
Depending on our diets and lifestyle habits stain naturally builds up on the tooth surface, or between teeth.
A dental hygiene appointment may also be necessary before we proceed with any major restorative or cosmetic procedures like dental implants.
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Each hygiene appointment includes our expert and gentle hygiene therapists checking for signs of gum disease, inflammation, bleeding, and bone loss.
They will demonstrate and recommend the best techniques for you to be able to maintain your oral health at home.
They remove all plaque and tartar build-up above and below the gum line and advise you on your oral health routine to prevent future problems.
As recommended and trusted dentists, we are not trying to scare you when we tell you the tooth loss can happen.
This is the truth.
Gum disease is a serious conditional that once formed into periodontitis becomes much more difficult to treat and reverse.
Gingivitis leads to gum disease, gum disease leads to periodontal disease, which leads to bone breakdown, making teeth lose and forming black triangles where the gums begin to separate from the teeth. Teeth become wobbly and can fall out.
This is the reality of neglecting oral care – smoking, not brushing your teeth regularly and correctly can lead to the formation of gum infections, which at this point will be best treated by a hygienist.
Those suffering from gum disease already will need regular hygienist problems to help combat the problem and prevent it from getting worse.
A professional clean can prevent long term problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss.
Teeth are very important – they help us eat and speak as well as serving an aesthetic purpose.
The fear of tooth loss is a real one, and it is a frequently increasingly problem throughout the UK.
Therefore, we always advise patients to maintain their teeth with at-home routines and regular hygiene appointments.
This is because it will help patients actually save money in the long run, who may need to undergo more serious procedures to reverse the effects of gum disease and it’s more aggressive form; periodontal disease.
Our leading dentist, practice manager and highly-sought-after cosmetic dentist; Dr Sam Jethwa has earned the practice an award-winning reputation.
Being a Director of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr Sam is probably one of the most influential dentists in the UK today.
With us, you can ensure that you are in safe and careful hands. Oral health care and cosmetic aesthetics is our speciality.
It is because of this that we receive many customers and dental referrals from other local practices, who are unable to provide the same level or standard of care often seen in the results of our cosmetic procedures.