Our dental hygiene and therapy team offer so much more than just a ‘quick clean’ and your hygiene visits will be tailored to your individual needs.

As evidence suggests a link between gum disease and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke, we believe everyone should know how to look after their teeth and gums to help improve general health.

Fresh Breath

A clean mouth is the first step to a healthy mouth.

Bad breath or ‘halitosis’ is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene and can be a great source of embarrassment for the sufferer. We can help you overcome this problem and show you how to achieve fresh breath on a daily basis.

Everyone likes the feeling of a clean mouth but many people report a dislike of old fashioned scaling techniques. We like to think that times have changed and we offer a range of cleaning techniques which are both effective and comfortable, and leave you with that wonderful fresh breath feel. Our team will use the latest equipment to professionally clean your teeth and gums but also take the time to advise you on how to look after them at home. This combination of regular professional cleaning and daily home maintenance will help you achieve your optimum healthy mouth and fresh breath.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is the generic term used to describe soreness, swelling or infection of the gums.

Gum disease is primarily caused by plaque. Plaque refers to a film of bacteria which naturally forms on the surface of your teeth. If the plaque is not cleaned thoroughly from your teeth each day then it can lead to gum disease. Other factors can contribute to gum disease such as smoking and pregnancy. There are two main forms of gum disease:

Gingivitis – means ‘inflammation of the gums’ and is experienced by most people at some point in their lives. The main symptom of gingivitis is gums bleeding during brushing. If left untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease

Periodontal Disease – or ‘periodontitis’ is more serious and, without treatment, can lead to tooth loss. As the tissues surrounding the teeth become affected, painful abscesses may develop. In many cases though there may be no pain associated with the condition and periodontal disease may go undetected until in the advanced stages when teeth become loose. Regular visits to the dentist means that periodontal disease can be diagnosed in the early stages and periodontal treatment can be very effective.

We strongly believe that periodontal disease should never be left untreated as we strive to preserve natural teeth wherever possible. Certain dental treatments, such as implants, may not be possible until periodontal disease is stabilised.