Good oral hygiene, essential foundation for problem-free mouths
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Teeth and Gum Health Assessment
Treat and Control Gum Disease Progression
Guidance and Support For Good Oral Hygiene at Home
Treating Gum Disease Is a Priority for us
Hygienist & Prevention
Dental Hygiene is an essential foundation for good long lasting and problem free mouths. Think of your gums and bone as the foundation on which all other aspects of your teeth are built. Whether you are looking for a dental implant, cosmetic or orthodontic treatment, you will begin your active treatment with our hygienist, as good oral hygiene provides the foundation for the success of our dentistry.
When you see our Hygienist, she will assess your gum health and begin by gently cleaning your teeth, although you will notice that your teeth will look much cleaner and feel smoother, the main benefit is that she will clean above and below your gum margins and between your teeth in areas you may not be able to reach at home. This will ensure that your mouth is thoroughly cleaned and as many as possible of the harmful bacteria removed.
Another main benefit of seeing our hygienist regularly is that you will become fully aware of your gum condition and your important role in maintaining your gum health at home. She will guide and instruct you in the correct way of brushing and cleaning your teeth.
Research suggests that as many as 80% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease and for almost half the adult population that involves permanent loss of the bone supporting the teeth. The good news is that we can treat and control the progression of gum disease and implement a bespoke care plan that will give you a healthy mouth for the rest of your life.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is the largest cause of tooth loss in the over 45s. Research has also shown it to exacerbate Type 2 Diabetes and has been linked to atherosclerosis (the thickening of your blood vessel walls), which is the main cause of stroke and heart disease and newer research has also associated gum disease with Alzheimer’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis and low birth weight babies.
In the light of its prevalence and harmful effects, treating gum disease is a priority in Langley Dental Clinic and Implant Centre.
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Langley Dental Clinic & Implant Centre
84 High Street
Tel: 01753 540 111