Hygiene

The teeth and mouth are vulnerable to many diseases and there is a lot that can go wrong which can cause ill health and deterioration of the teeth.

Symptoms such as bleeding gums or pus around the teeth, bad breath, bad taste or loosening of the teeth require intensive cleaning and good oral hygiene measures by yourself and your dentist to prevent premature loss of teeth.

Important lifestyle factors include a well-balanced diet and avoiding tobacco and too much alcohol. The amount of plaque produced is consistent with the amount of starchy, sugary foods that are consumed – so the more starchy, sugary foods consumed, the more that plaque is produced.

For more information please book an appointment with one of our hygienists, who will happily work out a cleaning programme that will be effective for you.

Fresh Breath Clinic

Having fresh breath is important in everyday life giving us confidence in the presence of others and a feeling of good health.

Bad breath is caused by either gum disease, nose and sinus problems, smoking, a pungent diet, digestive problems, diabetes,liver disease, kidney disease and dry mouth syndrome.

When bad breath is due to gum disease and poor oral hygiene this occurs because sulphurous gases are released by bacteria found on the tongue and teeth. This can usually be eradicated with a good hygiene programme including visits to the hygienists, regular brushing ,flossing and the use of a tongue scraper.

If the bad breath is due to other circumstances referral to your GP may be required.