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Oral Hygiene

Caring for your teeth correctly is a vital part of living, to ensure that they remain in good condition throughout your life.

Your teeth and gums require extra attention to keep them in a healthy condition. For this reason, we institute a great deal of time and effort into preventative care for all our patients.

It is important that you see one of our 3 oral hygienists on a regular basis. They will offer you advice on how to take the best possible care of your teeth and gums, minimising the chances of future dental problems such as decay and gum disease. Periodontal/gum disease usually goes unnoticed and is often the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Maintaining regular appointments with your oral hygienist can save you unnecessary pain and expense.

During your visit to the oral hygienist, your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly to remove any plaque (layer of bacteria that causes gum disease) and underlying calculus (mineral deposits or tartar). Your teeth will also be polished to remove superficial stains, giving you a whiter smile. At your request, one of our oral hygienist will also be able to assist you with/guide you on brushing techniques, while addressing dietary concerns or habits that could affect your oral health.

Gingivitis (Gum Disease)

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gums. Because gingivitis can be mild, you may not even be aware that you have it.

It is important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly because it could lead to a more serious gum disease (periodontitis) and eventually tooth loss.


Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue (gum) and destroys the bone that supports your teeth.

Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or more severe problems, including an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Periodontitis is common but largely preventable, and is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and ensuring you have regular dental check-ups and cleanings can greatly reduce your chance of developing periodontitis.

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