- Do you just want your teeth cleaning?
- Have got staining on your teeth that you need removing before a job interview?
- Want clean sparkling teeth for your wedding day?
- Are hygiene appointments unavailable at your dental practice?
Yes? We can help. With our direct access policy at Pure you are able to see one of our highly trained hygienists at your convenience. The cleaner your teeth are the longer you can expect to keep them for.
Oral and dental hygiene is the practice of keeping your mouth healthy and clean. By attending regular appointments with Nicola, our Dental Hygienist, and using optimal brushing and flossing techniques you can dramatically improve the condition of your teeth and gums.
Good oral hygiene is important as the mouth is the primary breeding ground for bacteria to get into our bodies. We have natural defences in our saliva that helps fight against the bacteria but we need help in the fight.
Our modern diets are significantly different to those many years ago; food is much softer and crucially contains lots more sugars and acids. Although many of us try to avoid sucrose, which is refined sugars, our increased intake of fruit means that fructose continues to boost our sugar levels. Fructose is meant to be better for us, but because most of our fruit has been changed to taste sweeter, and with the advent of smoothies, it can do nearly as much damage as sucrose. The bacteria in our mouths are able to use the sugar consumed to breed and develop, becoming more and more unpleasant the longer they are left. These nasty bugs will cause problems ranging from an unpleasant bad breath or tooth decay to simple gum disease called gingivitis and possibly more advanced gum disease that causes bone to be destroyed around your teeth called periodontitis.
Good oral hygiene helps you to avoid the embarrassment of bad breath, missing or unsightly teeth, ensures that your speech and ability to chew properly aren’t affected, and prolongs the life of your teeth.If you’re looking to achieve a fresh, attractive smile, then good dental hygiene is absolutely crucial. Following advice from our hygienist will help to keep your gums and tissues healthy, which provide the cornerstones for that dream smile. Our dental hygiene expert will review your current routine and make recommendations on:
- Optimal brushing and flossing techniques
- Dietary advice
- Recommend hygiene products to suit your individual needs
- Smoking cessation
- Fluoride mouth rinses
- Antiseptic mouthwashes
Following our expert’s advice will help to prevent the formation of plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that forms on the hard surfaces of teeth and leads to dental decay and gum disease. In summary, just a few small changes in your daily routine, combined with regular appointments, could be the difference between tooth loss in later life and a full smile.