The gums are a commonly overlooked aspect of your smile, and yet they play an incredibly important role, keeping your teeth securely in place and protecting their roots against bacteria.
Here at 71 Dental we provide comprehensive hygiene treatment to help you maintain the health of your gums, and of your smile overall. Hygiene treatment removes build-up of plaque and tartar and provides essential preventative maintenance against gum disease.
Gum disease is a common condition that shows a few symptoms in its early stages including:
It happens because bacteria feed on food deposits on your teeth resulting in inflammation and a build-up of plaque and tartar. If it is not dealt with quickly the disease can progress and may lead to infections, further gum recession, bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
The good news is that with regular check-ups, effective hygienist treatment and a stringent at-home oral health regime, you can prevent gum disease, or reverse it in its early stages.
If it does develop, we can offer periodontal treatment that means the dentist and hygienist work together to get active gum disease under control. This may involve some deep cleaning and scaling to help remove the tartar and plaque beneath the gum line, as well as specialised procedures that combat more complex periodontal infection and gum damage.
A plan will be made to first get the gum disease under control and effectively manage it. Once the gum disease is under control we may be able to look at restorative treatments that can help if you have suffered tooth loss or damage, so you can enjoy a full and healthy smile once again.
Hygienists are experienced in providing advice on any oral health challenges you may have when it comes to brushing your teeth and taking care of them. They provide a deep clean and polish of the teeth for maintenance and a boosted smile appearance, but they are also passionate about helping you take the very best care of your teeth and gums at home between appointments.
Our hygienists can show you how to brush your teeth, how to work around issues with brush holding, or with struggles with brushing around crooked teeth.
Our hygienists can also offer a wealth of information on diet/lifestyle that aids oral health, as well as various dental products that can contribute to a healthy smile. They can also provide bespoke advice on dental care if you’re pregnant, or on certain medications that can impact your oral health.
If you are looking for comprehensive hygienist services in Leyland, please give the friendly team at 71 Dental a call on 01772 458855 to arrange your appointment. We’re here to help you gain and maintain excellent oral health.