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Dental Hygiene Treatment At Heath Dental Solihull

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Dental Hygiene Treatment For A Healthy Mouth & Healthy Body

Dental hygiene treatment includes professionally cleaning the teeth and gums for you. However, perhaps our most important role is helping you understand gum disease, its causes and effects and showing you the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque, therefore keeping your mouth healthy, helping to prevent dental disease and also then keeping your body healthy.

Our hygienists are highly trained in the prevention of gum disease and offer specialist cleaning advice to assist you in achieving excellent standards of mouth cleanliness. Your dentist also plays an important role in treating gum disease.

Should your dentist advise you to visit the hygienist your visit will include:

  • Assessment of your gum health
  • Assessment of your current mouth hygiene
  • Full ultrasonic cleaning
  • Stain removal (additional air polishing available if required)
  • Mouth hygiene guidance

    Pain Free Treatment With Your Hygiene Therapists

    Daily Wellness Regime

    Consider your mouth health care as part of your daily wellness regime! Ask your hygienist about the very latest tooth brushes, toothpastes, mouthwash and floss.

    Stain Removal

    Our Air Polishing treatment is designed to remove simple tooth staining caused by red wine, tea, coffee and smoking.

    Although this treatment is not a tooth whitening therapy, air polishing will significantly improve tooth brightness and give you a noticeably sparkling fresh healthy mouth in an instant.

    This treatment works by the projection of tiny carbonated particles and water pressure onto the surface and in between each tooth.

    Our Air Polishing procedure is a painless treatment carried out by our hygienists.

    Air polishing can be used as pre-tooth whitening treatment.

    Gum Disease (It’s Invisible)

    Your Mouth, The Gateway To Your Health. Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body.

    Did you know Periodontal Disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults?

    Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is an inflammatory disease that attacks the gums, bones and other supporting structures of the teeth. It is the result of plaque (colourless bacteria that forms on teeth). If plaque is not brushed away, gums begin to slip downwards away from the tooth. This movement creates pockets in between teeth and gums, which eventually fill with plaque and cause deterioration.

    Periodontal disease affects the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out or need to be removed. The diagnosis of periodontal disease can be made through careful examination of the teeth and gums. Within this consultation x-rays would be taken and the depth of the gum pockets measured.

    Treatment: The first step in maintaining a healthy smile is through prevention of disease. At Heath Dental we stress the importance of understanding oral hygiene and preventative care. One of the best ways to treat gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene and you can do this by:

    • Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day (in the morning before breakfast and last thing at night)
    • Flossing and using interdental brushes daily
    • Not smoking

    If possible, it is best to use an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth. You should also use a fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a natural mineral, which helps to strengthen your tooth enamel, protecting it from tooth decay.

    Signs Of Periodontal Disease Include:

    • Tooth Loss
    • Bad breath or bad taste
    • Receding gums-unsightly black gaps between teeth
    • Red, sore swollen gums
    • Build up of calculus (tartar)
    • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
    • Changes in bite
    • Often symptom free but can lead to pain while chewing

    How Gum Disease Affects You – 5 Ways

    1. Bad breath
    2. Loose teeth with unsightly gaps forming, as teeth move through loss of support
    3. Pain – abscess formation – both teeth and gums often painful and difficult to treat
    4. Tooth loss
    5. Medical conditions – substantial evidence to link gum disease with heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, premature babies, low birth weight babies, low sperm count.

    To make sure that plaque and tartar do not build up on your teeth it is advisable to visit your Dental hygienist regularly, so that your teeth and gums can be examined and expert advice given, followed by gentle but effective detoxing of the mouth. We maintain the health of your gums by regular thorough ultrasonic scaling. This procedure involves having plaque and tartar gently removed with the use of ultrasonic scaler, especially in the areas you will not be able to reach with your brush, floss or interdental brushes.  Your teeth are then polished to remove blemishes and stains.

    For more complex cases we may advise treatment using our Waterlase hard and soft tissue laser. All of our hygiene treatments are tailor-made for you. If gum disease is left untreated, it may progress to periodontal disease and subsequent tooth loss.

    How Hygiene Therapy Benefits You

    1. Reduces risk of tooth decay, fewer fillings
    2. Keep your teeth
    3. Confidence – dazzling smile and fresh breath
    4. Reduces risk of serious illness
    5. Be luckier – in job interviews, in relationships, in self confidence
    6. Save money – less complex and invasive treatment required due to prevention

    Are you looking for a new dentist that always delivers excellent care, along with amazing customer service?

    Use our online booking form to choose the date and time of your Free Consultation. We can't wait to meet you.


    Heath Dental 32 Main Street, Dickens Heath, Shirley, Solihull, Birmingham, B90 1UA

    Opening Hours

    Monday 08.30 - 18.00
    Tuesday 08.30 - 18.00
    Wednesday 07.15 - 18.00*
    Thursday 08.30 - 20.00
    Friday 08.30 - 16.00

    *Reception opens at 8.30am

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