Healthy Gums – Dental Hygienist in Nottingham
At the Dental Suite we are committed to promoting oral health and ensuring that our patients are happy and healthy. We offer a comprehensive range of general dental treatments and preventative and hygiene treatments and we cater for patients of all ages.
Our aim is to encourage good oral hygiene and ensure that all our clients feel relaxed and comfortable when they come to the clinic.
Dental hygiene is the cornerstone of good oral health and we actively encourage our patients to make use of dental hygiene services; seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis will not only reduce your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, it will also ensure that your teeth look radiant and clean.
Our highly trained, friendly dental hygienist, Rebecca, provides a host of services, including:
- Oral health education
- Advice about teeth cleaning and choosing oral hygiene products
- Advice about diet and nutrition
- Help with giving up smoking
- Services, such as fissure sealant and fluoride varnish
Our hygienist also plays a very important role in the prevention, management and treatment of gum disease, the most common cause of adult tooth loss in the UK.
Oral health education and advice
We firmly believe that prevention is always better than cure and we are always on hand to offer advice about teeth cleaning and flossing. As well as explaining and demonstrating brushing techniques, Rebecca and the dentists can offer advice about choosing oral hygiene products, healthy eating and giving up smoking.
Preventative dental treatments
We offer preventative treatments, including fissure sealants, to reduce the risk of common dental health problems. The fissure sealant is applied to the biting surface of the molar teeth in children to strengthen and protect the tooth by preventing food debris and bacteria from getting trapped in the tiny crevices on the tooth.
Dental hygiene in Nottingham
If you are looking for a general dentist or dental hygiene services in or around Nottingham, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
What is gingivitis?
This is the name given to inflammation of the Gingival Tissue (Gums) and occurs when bacterial plaque accumulates between the tooth and the gum. This is the first stage of gum disease and is reversible with treatment.
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis is the name given to gum disease which has advanced to involve the periodontium. (the bone and ligament around each tooth). It is important to preserve the bone levels around your teeth in order to prevent your teeth from becoming loose.
There are many degrees of Periodontitis and the only way to diagnose the extent of the damage is with a periodontal examination. This is a simple and painless examination with a special instrument to check the bone level around each of your teeth.
At the Dental Suite we routinely carry out a gum examination to monitor your Periodontal Health. Should there be any problems, these are shown to you and explained in “simple English”. A treatment and maintenance plan is then devised to achieve optimum periodontal health. After all, your gums are the foundation for your teeth, your smile!
How can I prevent gum disease?
Thorough removal of bacterial plaque from the teeth and gums is paramount in the prevention of gum disease.
There are many recommended tooth brushing techniques and it can sometimes be a little confusing as to what we should do. It is important to remove bacterial plaque thoroughly without causing damage to the tooth enamel as this can cause sensitivity.
We advise against brushing with an up and down action and scrubbing from side to side as both of these techniques cause damage to the teeth and gums. Generally it is best to give tooth brushing advice on a one to one basis so that established habits can be reviewed and dexterity assessed.
We can also fissure seal your children’s teeth. This is a simple preventative procedure which covers the vulnerable chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) with a protective coating of resin (plastic) which in conjunction with dietary advice helps to prevent tooth decay.
Gum disease is more common than tooth decay, and if left undetected can result in you loosing a healthy tooth. It does not have to be this way. Visit your dental hygienist regularly for gum examinations, treatment and advice. Together we will protect your smile.
Gum Hygiene in Leicester, Loughborough & Nottingham
If you are looking for Gum Hygiene treatment and are situated in the Midlands, you will find that our Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester clinics are in easy to reach and convenient locations.