Toothbrushing – Brushing Technique:
- Brush with a small, vigorous circular action or use an electric toothbrush.
- Try and brush in an ordered sequence starting with the inside surfaces first as they are the most awkward to reach.
- Move along one tooth at a time with the brush head angled 45 degrees towards the gum line to ensure nowhere is missed.
- Be careful to brush right down to the gum level as this is where most plaque builds up.
Step 1 – Use a ruler length piece of floss, wind floss around your middle fingers to keep it taut. Then place the floss over the tips of your first fingers to reach your back teeth
Step 2 – Floss your top front teeth by placing it over the tip of one finger and one thumb
Step 3 – Ease the floss between your teeth with a gentle sawing action and then clean with an up and down movement, ensuring you curve the floss round each side of each tooth and place the floss slightly below the gum line.
Few people have such a thorough brushing and flossing routine that they would not benefit from the use of mouthwash. An excellent daily mouthwash can help eliminate food debris and bacteria that has not all been removed by brushing and flossing and can be very effective at combating bad breath.
Other mouthwashes are particularly helpful in preventing decay in those prone to recurrent problems or in treating acute gum infections when necessary.
Tongue cleaning is an important part of your oral hygiene and fresh breath program. The back of the tongue is a reservoir for organisms that cause gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. A tongue cleaner can be used to gently sweep this substance away to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath, alongside a retardex oral spray and mouth rinse.
We stock an extensive range of dental care products. Each item has been carefully rated, and we will be happy to advise on the best product for you. Here is a small selection.
We offer a number of different hygiene fresh breath packages. With the best will in the world it is still difficult to eradicate plaque and prevent the build up of tartar completely. We strongly recommend visiting the hygienist for a professional dental cleaning session every 3 to 6 months. If you have had porcelain veneers or crown and bridgework you will need to attend our hygienist at least twice a year to extend your guarantee to up to 5 years.
The combination of food and bacteria in your mouth can cause decay, gum disease and bad breath.
It would be a great pity to suffer gum recession, or to lose teeth through gum disease because of long-term neglect to oral hygiene. It would equally be a shame to compromise the effect of an attractive smile with bad breath even in the short term.
Follow these daily steps to maintain a healthy mouth, fresh breath and to maximise the longevity of your smile.
Advanced Hygiene Care
Take advantage of one of our advanced oral care plans for intensive management of gum health and breath problems.
Then continue to keep your teeth clean and bright, your gums healthy and pink and your breath smelling sweet with ongoing hygiene care once every three to six months as needed.
Fresh Breath Care Plan
New patients are invited to choose this plan to combat bad breath. It includes a full oral health check (with two xrays if needed) and two one hour hygiene care sessions. Dietary and home care assessment and monitoring and our special home care product pack are all included in the price.
Fresh Breath Extra Care Plan
New patients are invited to choose this plan to combat moderate to severe gum health and bad breath problems. It includes a full oral health check (with two xrays if needed) and four one hour hygiene care sessions. Dietary and home care assessment and monitoring and our special home care product pack are all included in the price.
Fast Track Hygiene Sessions
For those patients who can’t wait to get started on their smile makeover. Fast track sessions can be booked outside of normal working hours for your convenience.
Full Mouth Disinfection
This advanced care of moderate to severe gum health problems features two two hour sessions in rapid succession. This method of deep cleaning on consecutive days is proven to maximise epmination of the bugs that cause gum disease
Regular Hygiene Care
Over 90% of all adults have some degree of gum health problems. Keep your teeth clean and bright, your gums healthy and pink and your breath smelling sweet with ongoing care once every three to six months as needed.