Dental Hygiene

Hygiene appointments will help prevent you getting gum disease and dental decay

While your twice daily cleaning routine at home does most of the work, when it comes to removing plaque from your teeth, a professional clean will remove any build up of tartar. Our hygienists are trained in gently cleaning away plaque and tartar deposits, protecting you from bad breath and gum disease.

Why hygienist appointments are important

The symptoms of gum disease are mild, or non-existent, so often overlooked. We carry out a thorough check during your routine appointments to spot gum disease. Gum disease, if left untreated, can cause gums to recede and can be a contributing factor in tooth loss. As gum disease also has links to health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, keeping your gums as healthy as possible will help your overall health as well.

What happens during a hygiene appointment?

Our Cwmbran Dental Care hygienists will give you a professional, mechanical plaque removal ‘scale and polish’. This involves using their specially designed tools to get into every nook and cranny, gently removing harmful plaque and stubborn tartar deposits from all the hard to reach areas. They then follow this up with a professional polish, which removes unsightly superficial staining, leaving your teeth feeling smoother, cleaner and brighter.

As well as a deep clean, our hygienists will advise you how to properly care for your teeth and gums at home. They will show you how to use interdental cleaning tools effectively and advise on the best products for you, so you can keep up the hard work at home.

Our hygienists are also able to apply fluoride varnish to help with sensitive teeth and reverse early decay.

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Treating periodontal disease

If you have periodontal disease and deep pockets remaining after your initial course of hygiene, then further deeper cleaning is required. Your teeth and gums are first numbed using a local anaesthetic, allowing the hygienist to clean lower down the roots and thoroughly remove inflamed tissue from the area, without it being uncomfortable. Very fine specialised instruments are used for this. After a period of healing, usually 6 weeks, you will need a follow-up visit, so the pocket depths can be remeasured to check for any improvement.

In cases of severe periodontal disease, we may need to refer you to a specialist periodontal surgeon.

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Cwmbran Dental Care
19a Caradoc Road,
NP44 1PP
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