A good dental hygiene is the first best step
Dental Cleaning and Hygiene
Your teeth hygiene is our highest priority since it reduces the risk of further complications in the future.
At Regent Dental, your dental hygiene is at the heart of every procedure we perform. Why is cleaning and hygiene of your teeth important?
– Because it is vital for all our patients to have strong, healthy teeth and gums (gingiva in dental terms).
Gum health is important because gum disease does not only cause tooth loss but also more serious health problems; e.g. bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream and affect your heart and brain functions.
Why should I see a dental hygienist?
Good oral hygiene is the key to good dental health and is super vital in eliminating gum disease and decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss (peridontitis).
Our aim at Regent Dental is to help you avoid the need for more invasive procedures such as white fillings, crowns and root canal surgery (of course we are qualified to provide you with these services aswell). We believe that the best way to have perfect and healthy teeth is through regular check-ups combined with dental hygiene maintenance.
Your dental hygienist is specially trained to prevent and treat gum disease and to help you maintain healthy bright and white teeth. The treatment involves carefully removing any build-up of plaque or hard deposits of calculus (tartar) above and below the gum using manual or ultrasonic instruments. Our hygienist will also provide advice on diet and further information on preventing tooth decay.
Regular visits to a dental hygienist combined with looking after your teeth and gums at home will greatly improve the appearance of your teeth and oral health.
In short dental cleaning and hygiene will help you to avoid:
- Bleeding gums
- Pain and discomfort in your teeth
- Bad breath
- Stained teeth
- Tooth decay or loss
Maintaining a good dental hygiene regime at home is essential to help prevent the build-up of tooth plaque and tartar. However, some parts of the mouth are difficult to reach therefore it can be easy for plaque and tartar to develop over the course of a few weeks, and in some cases a few days.
The Best Dental Hygienist in Cambridge
Can be found at Regent Dental Practice and she is more than happy to help you with your dental hygiene and future health routines.
There are also some things you can do by yourself at home to improve your tooth health;
- Cleaning in between your teeth
Cleaning between your teeth is one of the most important things you can do yourself to prevent gum disease and bad breath. We know it can be time consuming, however it should really be a part of your daily dental health routine. Cleaning between your teeth removes plaque along the gum line which over time will lead to further problems if not removed
- Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing teeth after eating/drinking
Brushing teeth soon after eating or drinking juice or fizzy drinks will only brush the acid into your teeth. Try to wait at least 20-30 minutes after eating or drinking before brushing your teeth.
- Try to use a straw when drinking coke or other various fizzy drinks
A straw helps to bypass your teeth which will help to reduce contact with the high sugar drink, which over time erodes tooth enamel.
- Drink water after tea, coffee or red wine
Some consumables are known to stain teeth more than others; tea, coffee and red wine are infamous for staining teeth and leaving a film residue which increases discolouration. Rinse the mouth out with water after drinking these, will help dilute the colour and reduce long-term staining.
- Chew chewing gum (sugar free ofcourse)
Chewing gum increases the saliva activity in the mouth. Saliva is hereby your own body´s natural defense against acid. Chewing sugar-free gum in between meals can help reduce this acid attack.
Teeth brightening treatments
New advanced air polish technology is also available here at Regent Dental. This treatment is designed to remove stains caused by diet and smoking, and naturally brightens your teeth.
Discuss with your dentist to see how you can benefit with this treatment option.
You may choose to have the air polish included as part of your regular hygiene visit or as part of your teeth whitening treatment. Visit our teeth whitening section for further information.