Gum disease affects the gums, bone and other supporting tissues of the teeth. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria which regularly collects on the teeth. However, certain individuals are more susceptible to periodontal disease than others due to risk factors, for example, a genetic predisposition, smoking and diabetes.
Dental caries is a significant health problem. It is associated with localised demineralisation of the tooth surface which may lead to progressive loss of tooth structure and associated pain and morbidity. The development of caries lesions involves mineral loss of tooth tissue mediated by the acid in bacterial plaque on the surface of the tooth. Detecting, assessing, diagnosing and treating such hard tissue lesions are core activities in dentistry.
Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums. For healthy living and for healthy teeth and gums, think before you eat and drink. It’s not only what you eat but when you eat that can affect your dental health. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Our Dental HYgiene Services Include;
Dental hygiene examination to look for any inflammation, bleeding and plaque or calculus build up.
Full Mouth Disinfection
Deep scaling & polishing to remove all plaque and calculus with a variety of the latest equipment including the latest air polishing which fires a jet of air, water and sodium bicarbonate at your teeth to remove debris and polish the surface.
Smoking compromises healthy blood supply to the gums and can affect the fight against infection and healing
Oral Health Advice and Instruction
Daily dental hygiene advice and routine to ensure you can maintain those areas visibly accessible on a day to day basis in between dental hygiene appointments and ensure long term problems caused by poor dental hygiene remain at bay.
Treatment of Halitosis
Our dental hygienists can help with bad breath treatment too at our Preston clinic, this can be a common result of poor dental hygiene.
Stress. Stress is linked to many serious conditions such as hypertension, cancer, and numerous other health ... Stress also is a risk factor for periodontal disease.
Link Between Oral And General Health
Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. A healthy mouth enables not only nutrition of the physical body, but also enhances social interaction and promotes self-esteem and feelings of well-being. The mouth serves as a “window” to the rest of the body, providing signals of general health disorders.