Dental Hygiene at Teamcare Dental
Dental hygiene for health & wellbeing
The health of your mouth is an excellent indicator of your wellbeing. There is now plenty of research that links gum disease and conditions including diabetes, bacterial lung infections, heart disease, problems with pregnancy, such as low birth weight babies and premature births, and even obesity.
A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.
The hygienist is a very important member of our team. She specialises in the treatment and prevention of gum diseases, which can cause teeth to be lost through the destruction of the supporting bone, gum and ligaments. She routinely cleans teeth, monitors gum condition and offers advice on oral hygiene and diet.
The importance of oral hygiene can’t be underestimated
Your mouth deserves to receive professional care and it’s important to emphasise that hygiene therapy may also reduce the risk of developing several serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and premature births.
As many as 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums – this is always a sign of gum disease, please don’t ignore it
- Bad tastes or bad breath
- Loose or drifting teeth
- Gum recession (longer teeth) – can often result in increased tooth sensitivity
If you have any of the above, please book a hygiene appointment with us as soon as possible.
Dedicated hygiene team in Bedford
If your dentist recommends an appointment with the hygienist it is because signs of gum problems have been diagnosed and you will benefit from the care in both active treatment and preventive advice that the hygienist can offer.
Our hygienist now has the latest equipment for stain removal. This treatment is primarily used to remove staining built up on teeth caused by smoking, tea, coffee, red wine and other food stuffs consumed over a long period of time.
Although this is not strictly a whitening treatment, patients have commented on how much cleaner and whiter their teeth appear. The treatment is quick, painless and works by air, water and carbonated particles being projected at high pressure onto the tooth surface. The treatment is non-damaging to the tooth surface.