Dental Hygiene Preston

Preventative dental care is the most effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Regular visits to the dentist, good dental hygiene and a balanced diet improve the health and visual appearance of your teeth.

 

Daily brushing, cleaning in between your teeth and rinsing with a mouthwash, combined with regular dental hygienist and check-up appointments reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.

 

How often should I go to the dentist?

Your dentist will recommend how often you should have a check-up and hygiene cleaning. We will remove plaque and calculus/tartar build-up as well as identify any early signs of decay or damage.

 

Professional hygiene cleaning at the dentist ensures the removal of bacteria deposits in hard to reach areas of your mouth and along the gum line. You may choose to have airflow tooth polishing or a classic scale and polish.

 

Our hygienist will also advise you on the most effective way to look after your teeth with effective daily oral health habits.

 

You can make an oral hygiene appointment directly at the practice without needing to see the dentist.

How can I improve dental hygiene at home?

Effective brushing for at least two minutes in the morning and two minutes at bedtime is a good basis for optimal oral hygiene. Use fluoride toothpaste and rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash.

 

We also recommend cleaning in between your teeth (e.g. with floss or interdental brushes) once a day. Changing your toothbrush every 3 months also ensures effective cleaning.

 

How can I reduce the risk of dental problems?

Healthy lifestyle choices such as consuming a balanced diet and maintaining good oral hygiene can help to reduce gum disease and tooth decay. We recommend not smoking and reducing the frequency of consumption of sugary foods and drinks.

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