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Visiting your dental hygienist on a regular basis is vital to maintain and improving your oral and overall health. In the UK, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults and studies have shown that frequent visits to the dentist and dental hygienist, can help prevent gum disease and other oral health issues. Dental hygienists work closely with dentists and other health professionals to provide optimal oral health and preventive treatments.
At Parkfield Dental Practice in Didsbury, we believe that prevention is better than cure and that’s why we urge our patients to take care of their dental hygiene. Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth daily, plaque can develop in hard to reach areas in your mouth. Your dental hygienist will remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth thoroughly.
During a scale and polish procedure, your hygienist will remove plaque from your teeth and beneath your gum line. This can be achieved either through electronic or hand instruments. Some patients require a deeper scaling, which includes cleaning the roots of their teeth. Each patient’s mouth is unique, and your dentist will tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Your dental hygienist will also provide information on how diet and nutrition affect your mouth. For instance, you will be advised to stay away from sugary and acidic foods, in order to help prevent dental decay and erosion. Your dental hygienist will also show you the best techniques to brush and floss your teeth at home.
Please contact our practice in Didsbury today, to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.
Parkfield Dental Practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.
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