Dental or oral hygiene is the activity of keeping your mouth clean in order to prevent dental disorders such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Oral hygiene is something that can and should be taken care of by both you and your Dental Professional.
It is often difficult, even with regular brushing and flossing, to clean all the plaque build up on your teeth which hardens into tartar over time. Even conscientious brushers have areas that are difficult to clean and are regularly missed. Plaque and tartar build up can lead to gum disease and eventually tooth loss. That is why it is important to have a regular full mouth cleaning at least once per year and more often if the dentist considers it advisable.
Here at The Dental Practice we have ultrasonic scaling machines which means much less scraping during your clean – with its vibrating tip and stream of water, most patients find the experience much quicker too !