Dental hygiene is much more than simply brushing your teeth twice a day – although this is of course, absolutely crucial. Our experienced, and the highly informed team here at Cathedral Dental know that taking care of our dental hygiene is the foundation upon which all our oral health is based.
As well as keeping the teeth looking sparkling clean, good dental hygiene can help prevent tooth decay from occurring and is central to the prevention of gum disease.
Also known as gingivitis, gum disease is extremely common and is, in fact, one of the leading diseases in Europe. Not only is gum disease the most common cause of tooth loss, but it’s also been linked to wider health issues such as heart disease. The good news is that it’s also highly preventable and treatable, especially with regular visits to a dental hygienist. Our professional hygienists here at the practice are central to our fight against gingivitis and are on the frontlines of preventing, diagnosing, and in some cases, treating the disease.
Some of the symptoms associated with gum disease include inflamed gums, receding and/or bleeding gums, increased sensitivity, and pain when brushing your teeth. Fortunately, regular dental hygiene appointments mean that we would hopefully be able to spot the signs of gum disease before you experience any of these symptoms.
An appointment with one of our gentle and highly skilled dental hygienists will involve a consultation regarding your at-home oral health routine. During this, they may well offer advice on how and where you can improve in this routine, as well as tailoring your routine according to your specific health needs. They’ll then assess your gums and the supporting structures of your teeth before providing a full and thoroughly clean, including polishing the teeth. They are also able to offer Airflow Tooth Polishing.