Oral hygiene is about keeping your gums and teeth healthy by removing bacteria and plaque from them to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
One of the most important reasons for coming regularly is the removal of the bacterial colonies (Plaque) from between the teeth and in the spaces (pockets) between the teeth and gums. This is important for three reasons.
- 80% of bad breath comes from the bacterial colonies.
- If we don’t remove this plaque, the bacteria will cause the loss of teeth due to periodontal (jawbone) disease. (This is how most teeth are lost).
- Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease. (There is also a link with periodontal disease and stroke)
Gum disease is preventable, we prevent the damage caused by bacteria by effective and regular Active Maintenance. For all these reasons we are determined to provide you with the very best level of dental care to keep gum disease at bay.
Having regular dental checkups with us, Epping Dentist, so we can act quickly, if necessary, to prevent or treat any oral disease and improve your oral hygiene regimen where needed.
Together we will maximise your oral hygiene, the healthy longevity of your teeth and gums so you can smile with confidence.