Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

We are committed to providing exceptional periodontal care and that often begins with maintaining good dental habits. We will advise you on the latest techniques for caring for your teeth and gums, as well as help you develop a daily routine to keep your oral health at the highest standards. From your first visit, our dedicated team will spend time discussing your oral hygiene needs, recommending products, and developing a personal program to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life.

Oral hygiene at home

There are many things that you can do yourself for a life-long healthy smile and great oral hygiene. Here are our recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day (morning and evening) with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use floss or interdental brushes every day.
  • See your dentist for regular check-ups so that any early problems can be treated before major, expensive treatments are needed.
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Why is oral hygiene important?

If you look after your oral hygiene you can help avoid problems such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Serious problems with your general health
  • Tooth decay

Gum disease

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum that can also affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth, if left untreated. There are two stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

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Healthy mouth, healthy body

There is a link between good oral hygiene and other health factors. The health of your teeth and gums can affect the risk of having heart disease, diabetes, pre-term low birthweight babies, and possibly dementia.

We would rather help you avoid issues with your health; therefore, we are passionate about prevention and educating you on how to take control of your oral health.

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Tooth decay

Tooth decay is the general name we give the damage that is done when the bacteria that occur naturally in your mouth create acid that erodes your tooth. This can lead to pain, infection, and even the loss of the tooth.

Preventive Care

Once we have addressed any overlying periodontal issues, we aim to maintain your health so that further disease does not reoccur. This is achieved through excellent hygiene at home and regular reviews to ensure there is no disease progression.

Periodontal Examination

Crown and Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

Dr. James van den Berg XRAY

Digital X-rays, Intra-Oral Photographs and Imaging

Gum Disease and Periodontitis