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Hygiene

Our skilled hygiene therapy team will help keep your smile looking bright and beautiful while also keeping your gums and teeth in tip-top condition.

As a practice that prioritises preventative care and is dedicated to maintaining your overall oral health, at Springmount Dental & Aesthetics, we know just how integral good oral hygiene is. Led masterfully by Katie, our hygiene team believes that providing comprehensive hygiene treatment is fundamental to our mission. When attended regularly, hygiene appointments can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bleeding gums, and bad breath while leaving your smile looking and feeling fresh, bright, and healthy.

What to expect at your hygiene appointment:

  • Assess for any issues, including gum disease.
  • Provide professional cleaning.
  • Remove superficial staining, plaque, and tartar from the teeth.
  • Treat any issues that are found to be present such as bad breath and bleeding gums.
  • Provide help and advice on diet, at-home oral health routine, and lifestyle.

FAQs

How often should I visit the dental hygienist?

For most people, we recommend twice-yearly visits to our  dental hygiene team, but this can be increased to four yearly visits if there is a history of gum disease or dental implants. Regular visits will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay from occurring while keeping your teeth looking and feeling great.

What is gum disease?

Periodontitis (gum disease) is one of the most common diseases in Europe and affects one in every two adults over 30. In its initial stages, it is also referred to as gingivitis which, if left untreated, can advance into periodontitis.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is most commonly caused by bacteria in the mouth which results in a build-up of plaque or biofilm. It can also be exacerbated or accelerated by other risk factors like smoking, hormonal changes such as pregnancy, stress, some medications, diabetes, heart disease, and genetics.

What are the symptoms and signs of gum disease?

In its earliest stages, gum disease can be symptom-free, and you might be completely unaware of its presence. This is why regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments are so important. In more advanced stages, you might experience the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Change in colour of the gums to dusky purple or bright red
  • Receding gums
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Toothache

Why is it important to treat and prevent gum disease?

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and as a preventive-care practice, we want to avoid the loss of a natural tooth wherever and whenever possible. Gum disease has also been linked to wider health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.

How is gum disease treated?

Your treatment plan will depend on the stage of the disease and will be bespoke to you. Once we have diagnosed the type and stage of the disease, we’ll be able to form a treatment plan that saves the natural tooth and prevents the disease from progressing.

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