At Drury Lane Dental Care we believe that the baseline for a great smile is a great dental hygiene regime. At our London practice, our dental hygienist helps all our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Dental Hygiene is not all about brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Plaque and bacteria are at work 24 hours a day, even after flossing and using a mouthwash.
Having a good dental hygiene regime definitely helps maintain a great smile and prevents visits to the dentist to treat fillings, cavities and gum disease.
Gum disease happens when plaque builds up around teeth that aren’t cleaned properly. This is more likely to happen if you find it difficult to clean your teeth well, for example if you wear braces or dentures, or have irregularities in your teeth that you can’t reach with a toothbrush or dental floss.
There are other factors that can make you more likely to get gum disease, for example if you smoke or have diabetes. You may also be more likely to get gingivitis during hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or puberty.
If you want to prevent gum disease, apart from brushing and flossing twice a day we recommend you see our hygienist twice a year for at least 45 minutes each time.
What happens when I come to see your dental hygienist?
First we will look at the overall health of your mouth, paying particular attention to your gums, teeth and gaps between the teeth prior to any hygiene treatment.
During the cleaning we will remove plaque or tartar, polish and clean your teeth and if we believe you need it, recommend brushing and flossing techniques or specific dental products to improve your oral health.
Should I see a dental hygienist?
If you experience any of the symptoms below, we recommend you to book an appointment to see our hygienist:
- Redness and swelling of the gums
- Bad breath
- Irritation of the gums
- Tender gums
- Sores in the mouth
- High Gloss Clean and Polish
- Hygienic Clean
- Orthodontic Clean, to clean your teeth before, during and after wearing braces
- Teeth Whitening with Laser Teeth Whtening! and at Home Teeth Whitening (With custom trays)
If you are in doubt and you wish to book a free consultation, simply fill in the form on the left and we will call right back.