Dental Hygiene

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Gum disease is the biggest single cause of adult tooth loss and a problem that we take very seriously. Research from the World Health Authority now shows that the bacteria that cause decay and gum disease also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, premature birth and even miscarriage. With visiting Smilessence, we provide you with education and a practice programme, we will make sure that you and/or your family / friends develop the essential behaviour needed for oral health care – and that this becomes a natural habit lasts all of their life.

Our hygienists, Mrs Suzy Wales and Mrs Caroline Oswald are trained in the latest treatments to keep your mouth infection-free. They are skilled professionals who have a key part to play in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. They are not just there to clean teeth but they also have a very important role to play in preventing tooth decay by providing education, treatment and care. The need for regular dental hygiene visits is on equal terms with regular dental visits. Our hygienists at Smilessence:

  • Scan for Gum Disease and Bone Loss
  • Tartar removal and Plaque Control
  • Bad Breath Assessment and Control
  • Tooth Sensitivity Prevention and Solutions
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction with Diet Advice
  • Some Useful advice to Get that fresh breath feeling
  • 90% of bad breath comes from the mouth, where bacteria produce gasses which have a rotten egg smell. These bacteria hide in the areas that you miss when you clean your teeth and also on the back of your tongue.

Rest assured, bad breath or halitosis is very common but unfortunately the person with it is often unaware that they have it.

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How Do You Get Bad Breath?

  • Diet – You can also get transient bad breath from diet (e.g. garlic, onions etc.). Fortunately, most dietary causes can be masked by mouthwashes or mints.
  • Smoking – Smoking is another culprit. By drying your mouth, it makes the smell worse and also builds up tar and nicotine inside your mouth.
  • Bad Mouth Care – Incorrect cleaning of the teeth, flossing or mouth washing can leave behind bacteria which build up.

How Do You Solve Bad Breath?

Brush & Floss Correctly

The first thing you can do for bad breath is to brush and floss correctly to remove the bacteria that are producing these gases. You can also clean your tongue using your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper

Professional Mouth Cleaning

If these simple measures fail, then professional cleaning of your mouth is the answer and can often make a dramatic difference in your confidence.
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