At the Essex Smile Centre, our hygienists work to help prevent and treat gum disease – one of the UK’s leading causes of tooth loss.
The two major causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. With good dental hygiene we can prevent these conditions or deal with them in a quick and easy manner. Regular visits to see one of our friendly Dental Hygienists, alongside your dental check-ups, will help you and your family to have healthy mouths and smiles to be proud of.
Our Dental Hygienists work with our Dentists to provide each of our patients with a careful individual assessment of their risk factors for dental disease. They will show patients of all ages the best ways to keep teeth and gums in excellent health, to prevent problems in the future, and you can arrange deep cleans with our hygiene team.
We also provide more intensive treatment for gingivitis, advanced periodontal disease and conditions including bleeding gums and receding gums.
My mum found some leaflets on teeth grinding/clenching at our dentist and gave them to me to read. I then made an appointment to see Stephen at the dentist and he suggested an NTI splint to me he explained it was small piece of plastic which would cover my bottom 4 teeth. This would then stop my back teeth meeting therefore I would no longer grind/clench. I decided to go for it and within a week of wearing it noticed an improvement.
Use a medium toothbrush (preferably electric Braun oral-B) with a rounded head
Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
Brush twice daily. Last thing at night and before breakfast in the morning
Avoid tobacco products
Use toothpaste with fluoride and always place the toothpaste on a dry brush
Try to floss daily at night before brushing
Avoid excessive alcohol use
If you are worried about your oral health at all book an appointment for a thorough clean and polish including an all important gum health check and oral health advice.