Our gums are the foundations of our teeth and without strong foundations eventually the teeth above will become damaged and may be lost. Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss. 4 out of 5 people have some gum disease, which is a very worrying fact.
Our therapists are 100% dedicated to maintaining the health of your gums and educating you on how to look after them at home. Many people think that tooth brushing is enough, but we know as dentists that in fact it is the plaque that cannot be removed by your toothbrush that hardens, which is the most damaging to your teeth.
Hygiene therapy is not only important to remove the hardened plaque but also to monitor which parts of the mouth the plaque is affecting most and therefore you can be given a tailored cleaning regime using the right tools to ensure that these areas are being targeted most. This expert advice is vitally important to avoid gum disease.
If you have never seen a hygienist, you will not have had the dedicated time required to remove all of the hardened plaque and to have received the correct amount of education to prevent any problems in the future.