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Dental Hygiene

Taking control of your oral health
is not a decision you will ever regret

At the Essex Smile Centre we believe that every patient deserves to enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health.

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.

Top Tips for Healthy Teeth & Gums

  • 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
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride and always place the toothpaste on a dry brush
  • Try to floss daily at night before brushing
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • 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.



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“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Nicola and Chloe.
I came in today at 1pm with a cracked tooth and they were brilliant with me.

I am very anxious of the dentist (to the extent that I have had to be sedated for fillings etc), but Nicola explained what she was going to do and Chloe gave me re-assurance all the way, even when I started to panic they calmed me down.

Please pass on my thanks to them both, as this made a very stressful situation, that little bit more bearable.” – Katherine