Many individuals may be aware of the importance of dental hygiene, however they may not be taking care of their teeth adequately in the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately despite patients brushing for two minutes (and twice daily) plaque and tartar can still accumulate on the surface of the teeth. At our dental clinic within Stevenage we suggest you visit our surgery every six months for a ‘dental check-up’. During this appointment we may run through several standard procedures (such as providing an oral assessment) as well as giving you educational advice on how to clean your teeth correctly at home.
Preventing the onset of oral diseases and infections..
It could be considered as common knowledge within the field of modern dentistry that your diet has a direct affect on the health of your mouth. The consumption of highly sugary food and drink (such as sweets and fizzy drinks) causes bacteria on the surface of the teeth, which can unfortunately lead to oral diseases and infections (such as gum disease, for example). As well as highly sugary foods, highly pigmented food and drink (such as coffee, red wine, and curry) may also cause discolouration of the teeth.
Did you know?
In addition to altering your diet, certain lifestyle factors (such as the consumption of alcohol and frequent smoking) may also cause yellowing of the teeth.
How can we help you maintain your dental hygiene in Stevenage?
At our dental clinic within Stevenage we have heaps of experience working within the field of dental hygiene. Our dental healthcare professionals have completed the necessary graduate dental training and vocational experience to deliver your dental hygiene treatments. Our skilled dental team recommends you visit our clinic frequently to stay on top of your oral health, which may include receiving certain dental procedures (such as a scale and polish).
What is a scale and polish?
If you are experiencing a significant amount of plaque and tartar buildup on the surface of the teeth (which can unfortunately be caused by poor dental hygiene in Stevenage) then our team may suggest you receive a scale and polish. A scale and polish is an extremely common treatment within the field of dental hygiene and can be completed within a few short minutes!
How does it work?
Many of our patients may receive scale and polishes frequently within their bi-annual check-up, however they may be unsure of the exact treatment process. Our team will use a combination of pastes and brushes to remove the build up on the surface of the teeth, in addition to this we may also advise you on how to maintain your clean teeth through the use of interdental brushes.
If you are feeling nervous regarding a trip to your local dental clinic this could hinder your dental hygiene. Many of our anxious patients may delay their dental hygiene appointment (or even miss it altogether) and we aim to prevent this from happening! If you are feeling worried then feel free to give our friendly dental team a call. Our dentists can answer any queries or concerns you may hold prior to your scheduled appointment at our clinic.