A healthy mouth is key to a healthy body. Preventative care is intrinsic to both of our core protocols - minimally invasive dentistry and holistic dental treatment. The better we are able to maintain a healthy mouth and teeth, the less dental work is required to fix it up as things deteriorate by neglecting our oral health.

Our Dental Hygienists at HBDS play an essential role in this central tenet of our patient care. They focus on optimal oral health and preventative care by screening, detecting potential problems, remineralising the teeth, checking for gum and other oral diseases, and professional cleaning procedures. A six-monthly visit to the hygienist can help to conserve your healthy tooth structure and aligns with our goal of helping you to keep your teeth for your lifetime. 

Looking after your mouth HBDS

The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good, daily tooth-brushing and flossing techniques backed up by a six-monthly professional cleaning with the Dental Hygienist. Both periodontal disease and decay are caused by bacterial plaque - a colourless film that constantly forms and sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Thorough daily brushing and flossing will remove these pathogens and help you prevent periodontal disease.

What is Gum Disease

With more than two-thirds of all adults showing some form of gum inflammation, gum disease is one of the most common infections affecting people today. It commonly refers to a wide spectrum of infections that affect the soft and hard tissue of the mouth. And yet, just with thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these infectious organisms and help prevent gum disease.

How we can help

The best way to prevent gum disease is by effective daily brushing and flossing, backed up by regular six-monthly professional cleaning and check-ups. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is essential to prevent its progress.