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Gum hygiene treatment

Dental Hygiene therapy is vital to attaining and maintaining excellent dental health. When you practice consistent dental hygiene at home, such as brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day, in partnership with your dentists’ prescribed dental hygiene treatment plan, you can enjoy a lifetime of dental health benefits.

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Dental hygiene home-care can begin as early as with your child’s first tooth and gentle cleaning with a soft cloth and warm water. As your children grow, their dental hygiene habits should grow as well, including regular brushing and their beginning visits with your dentist and dental hygienist, combined with fluoride applications to strengthen teeth where suitable. Education about dental hygiene, available with your Oatlands Dental Lounge dentist and hygienist, will help your children understand the importance – and even the fun – of maintaining their dental hygiene.

Gum disease
A healthy tooth. Plaque builds upgum and bone may begin to recede. Sometimes the gum recedes with the bone and sometimes it doesn't. Either way the tooth may become mobile.

Adult dental health can come under risk when poor or neglected dental hygiene, along with medications that may affect dental health, food choices that may damage teeth, and smoking, open opportunities for bacteria to attack teeth and gum tissue.

At Oatlands Dental Lounge, your dentists prescribed dental hygiene treatment plan will be tailored to your on-going dental health status. Your dentist will provide a clear prescription for our hygienists to work from. Your dental hygiene treatment plan puts pro-active, preventative care therapies in place that protect against anticipated dental health issues, as well as identifying potential threats to your dental health, such as the start of decay and cracks, chips or other damage in teeth.

The most common need for good dental hygiene is to prevent the formation of plaque on tooth surfaces. Plaque is a sticky, colourless film that forms on your teeth that contains bacteria, mucus, and other particles. If plaque is not removed daily with brushing and flossing, it hardens to form “tartar”. Tartar cannot be removed simply by brushing and requires the professional cleaning skills of your dentist or dental hygienist.

Flossing
Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed. Work the floss gently under the gum.
Manual brushing
Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth. Move systematically around the mouth. Remember to clean the inside surfaces and the biting surfaces. Dont forget behind the top and bottom teeth. A good technique will take 2 minutes.
Interdental brushing
The TePe interdental brush is used to clean in between teeth. Turning the brush on insertion will help access. Used daily, it removes plaque and food debris where your usual brush cannot reach. For spaces at the back of the mouth, bend the brush in a slight curve (but never at right angle)s this will help you access the more difficult-to-reach areas. A choice of 8 colour-coded sizes is available to help clean different sized spaces.
Power Brushing
Angle the bristles at 45º to the gum line. There's no need to scrub - hold the brush in position and after a few seconds sweep the bristles away from the gum. Repeat around the outer and inner surfaces of all teeth. Particularly effective inter-dentally. The whole procedure should take about 2 minutes.

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Plaque represents a threat to your dental health because it irritates your gum tissues, causing them to become inflamed and to easily bleed, and allowing the bacteria living in the plaque to enter your gum tissues. This condition, if left untreated by your dentist, leads to Gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and can advance to Periodontitis, a serious gum disease where the gums pull away from the teeth and infection ‘pockets’ form. Without expert dental care, Periodontitis can lead to the destruction of gum tissue, the bone that supports your teeth, and the eventual loosening of teeth often accompanied by pain, bad breath, or halitosis.

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By following a strong self-care program in prescribed partnership with your dentist and dental hygienist, you can avoid the potential of gum disease and enjoy the benefits of clean teeth.

Dental hygiene treatment plans may include such procedures as teeth cleaning and scaling, as well as preventative measures such as the use of a fluoride rinse or gel. Your dentist or dental hygienist will use a local anaesthetic, if necessary, for your comfort during your dental hygiene treatment, if some teeth require deeper cleaning. Your treatment plan will adjust the frequency of your dental hygiene visits, depending upon the health of your gums.

Should the gum disease (periodontitis) be at a severe or advanced stage, we have in-house periodontal specialists who can provide a consultation to assess and plan future treatment, manage the case personally, and review for progress. This in-house service allows prompt, efficient and comfortable treatment.

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Oatlands Dental Lounge (You can find us above ‘Headmasters’ – Hair Salon)
127a Oatlands Drive, 1st Floor Alfred House, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9LB
Dr Poonam Paryani
BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
Dr Neil Paryani
BDS (Hons.) MJDF RCS (Eng)
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