More than brushing thoroughly at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day and using mouthwash daily, it also pays to visit a hygienist at Gentle Dental Care for dentist teeth cleaning in Croydon.

Our hygienists help patients to maintain high levels of oral health. Regular visits to a hygienist will help to ensure that your teeth and gums stay clean and healthy, as the hygienist will remove the build-up of plaque, which may otherwise lead to gum disease.

Lessen risk of tooth decay development

Tooth decay and gum disease are the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults, which emphasises the importance of maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to sore, swollen and bleeding gums, not to mention bad breath. Your overall health is also affected by your oral health, with gum disease being linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

Apart from these, regular teeth cleaning by one of our Croydon hygienists may also:

  1. Lower risk of infections

The saliva in the mouth protects the body against invaders, but it cannot always do the job. This is why more than 500 species of bacteria can be found in the mouth and form plaque – a sticky and colourless film that clings to teeth and may cause infections.

  1. Lower risk of other health complications

Studies have shown a connection between dental and general health. With regular dental cleanings, patients may lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as oral cancer. Hygienists may screen patients for oral cancer, which can be cured if diagnosed early.

  1. Prevent tooth loss

Not going to the dentist for regular cleanings can lead to gum disease. As gum disease advances, plaque moves to the tooth root and destroys the bone, causing teeth to fall out.

Professional oral hygiene advice

We work closely with Croydon patients to keep teeth clean and prevent oral diseases. Our hygienists will be able to advise you on the most effective teeth cleaning methods to practice at home, in between trips to having your teeth cleaned professionally. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy will not only improve your appearance, but it will also ensure that your breath stays fresh and most importantly, will help to ward off a number of health conditions.

Overall, we will make sure good oral hygiene becomes part of each patient’s daily routine.

Gentle dental cleaning

Many patients delay their trip to the hygienist in fear of painful scraping during cleaning. At Gentle Dental Care, we only advanced and comfortable techniques in dental cleaning. We are also experienced in treating nervous patients, making sure they are in control every step of the way.

Your dentist will advise you as to how often you should make an appointment with our hygienist, for further information feel free to contact our dental practice on 020 8108 7283. Patients from nearby areas such as Bromley are welcome at our practice.