Oral Hygiene

What is Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene is all about following regular mouth cleaning routines to ensure you keep your mouth healthy and clean, these routines include correct brushing and flossing. By following these routines you help prevent the formation of plaque which leads to dental decay and gum disease.

However, very few people are able to practice perfect plaque control at home. This means that even after good home care, bacterial plaque will remain somewhere around the teeth and gums. Research shows that plaque is what causes both tooth decay and periodontal disease and so having all these deposits removed professionally on a regular basis (6 months – 1 year) is a great way to prevent these diseases.

What are the symptoms of improper dental hygiene?

  • Bleeding or painful gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Yellow or brown deposits on teeth
  • Loose teeth and widening gaps between teeth

What are the results of good dental hygiene?

A healthy-looking and odourless mouth, which comprises of

  • Clean and debris-free teeth
  • Pink gums that do not hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing
  • A mouth free from regular episodes of bad breath
  • Prevent the formation of plaque, which is the sticky film of bacteria that forms on the hard surfaces of teeth