Dental Hygiene

Prevention is better than cure

Why is Dental Hygiene Important?

At Clarence Dental Practice we understand that oral hygiene is vital for dental health and your overall wellbeing too. We have always believed that prevention is better than cure, which means that we do everything that we can, in order to support you with your dental hygiene.

Our hygiene appointments last a minimum of 30 minutes and include:

  1. Comprehensive assessment of your gums and the supporting structures of the teeth.
  2. A thorough discussion about your current oral hygiene regime and how it could be improved.
  3. Complete clean of your gums, teeth and professional polish.
  4. Detailed oral hygiene instruction and great advice on how to maintain and look after your teeth, based on the findings of our assessment.

What happens if I have poor dental hygiene?

Your dental hygiene can affect your health in many ways. If you are suffering from gum disease, it means your gums are responding to bacteria present in dental plaque along the gum line and between the teeth. Good daily plaque removal reverses the early stages of this gum disease, also known as gingivitis. Many people will notice the typical signs such as red, swollen and bleeding gums, along with bad breath (halitosis).

If left untreated, gingivitis can then progress to the more severe and irreversible form of gum disease, known as periodontitis, which destroys the jaw bone supporting your teeth. As this progresses, more severe symptoms such as gum recession, tooth sensitivity and mobility of teeth can occur. Ultimately, it may result in pain, abscesses, loss of the teeth and consequently reduced chewing function when you eat.

The hygiene team at Clarence Dental Practice are passionate and specially trained to work together with you, to help keep your gums healthier and your teeth brighter.

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Clarence Dental Practice in Staines upon Thames

Practice was established in 1988