Gum health is the most important aspect of ensuring that you keep your teeth for life. At Sherwood Dental Practice we are passionate about helping you create and maintain a happy, healthy smile.
Regular visits for hygiene services will minimise the risk of tooth loss, reducing the risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings. In addition, you won’t believe how clean and fresh your mouth will feel after experiencing our AIRFLOW EMS system.
At Sherwood Dental Practice our dental hygiene services are focused on maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. We place a big emphasis on prevention and will encourage you with tailored oral hygiene advice at each appointment to help you maintain your oral health, prevent dental decay, bad breath and tooth loss.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. It is caused by sticky plaque and hard deposits of tartar. This happens when teeth and gums are not kept clean enough (alongside many other factors). Without regular cleaning, plaque sits in the space between the tooth and the gum which eventually will create pockets around the tooth where further plaque and tartar deposits can collect. Pockets are difficult to keep clean and gum disease will get worse if no treatment is carried out. The next stage of the disease will involve losing the bone that supports the teeth and teeth can be lost.
Our hygienist will be involved in each step of your dental implant journey.
Prior to placement, we can help you to stabilise any dental disease which can impact the success of implants. Once your surgery is completed we will teach you how to clean your implant and work alongside your dentist to monitor this in the future to promote the long-term success of your dental implant.