Often at your regular check up we will carry out a ‘scale and polish’ of your teeth. This removes plaque and calculus (tartar) from around your teeth. If left uncleaned this can lead to gingivitis and eventually gum disease.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) can, if untreated, lead to loss of the bone around the teeth and eventually tooth loss.
We will also show you the best ways to clean your teeth, using a combination of floss and interdental, as well as normal tooth brushes.
Good oral hygiene, as well as preventing gum disease, also makes your mouth feel cleaner and fresher and will help reduce decay.