Dental Hygienist in Hornchurch, Essex

We can help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay

Practicing good oral hygiene is key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At Harrow Dental Practice our dental hygienists can help patients to prevent gum disease and tooth decay so that you can avoid future dental problems.

With regular oral hygiene visits to our dental practice, our dental hygienists will remove the build-up of plaque and tartar from your teeth and also show you the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We may also provide dietary advice to help you minimise the development of dental decay such as limiting sugary drinks and foods.

What is Gum Disease?

Poor oral hygiene and failure to visit a dental hygienists regularly can result in developing gum disease. This is when bacteria in the mouth settles in pockets around the tooth just above the gum line. Once it hardens into plaque it becomes difficult to remove. If the plaque is not removed the disease (Gingivitis) will steadily worsen developing into a more serious form of gum disease called Periodontitis. This can result in the loss of a tooth. Read more about gum disease (Gingivitis) here.

How do I prevent Bad Breath?

This is known as Halitosis and our dental hygienists can advise patients how to prevent bad breath and explain how and why bad breath occurs. By flossing your teeth at least once a day and tooth brushing at least twice a day will help to remove the build up of food deposits in between your teeth and achieve fresh breath.

Tooth scaling and polishing your teeth?

As part of a good routine, we recommend our patients visit our dental hygienists at least every six months for a scale and polish. We will also check your general oral hygiene to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Our dental hygienists are trained and qualified to spot any problems and to provide the best treatment and advice.

Call 01708 479717 and speak to a member of our dental team or fill in the form on this page to request a hygienist appointment.

Oral Hygiene in Hornchurch, Essex

Call us on 01708 479717 to book a scale & polish

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