Dental hygiene is vital in maintaining a healthy mouth. It involves making sure that dental plaque is removed from your teeth every day. If left, the bacteria in the plaque can cause decay, bad breath and gum disease.
Decay happens when sugars in food and drinks react with the bacteria in plaque, forming acids. Every time you eat or drink anything containing sugars, the bacteria reacts with it to form acid. These acids attack the teeth and start to dissolve the enamel eventually causing a cavity.
We can help treat any existing dental health issues but more importantly give you the advice and techniques to prevent problems from happening in the future. Cleaning away the plaque regularly from in between the teeth is one of the ways of maintaining tooth and gum health.
The dentist or hygienist will be able to give personal advice and show oral hygiene techniques suitable for your mouth.