Oral hygiene is the most important aspect of preventing diseases in the mouth. At Wordsworth House our dedicated dental hygienist will personally ensure you maintain the highest possible standard of oral hygiene. The hygienist will give clear and professional advice on how to clean your teeth.
Poor oral hygiene can cause:
All these diseases can be very easily prevented by regular visits to the hygienist.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a film of bacteria and its by-products that develops naturally on the teeth, and is the major contributor to oral diseases. Plaque on teeth can cause decay, gum disease and bad breath.
What is calculus?
Calculus is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by a build-up of minerals in your saliva forming on plaque, much like scale building up in a kettle. Calculus alone does not cause disease, but it does provide a perfect habitat for plaque to form and thrive. Calculus is too hard to remove with a toothbrush, so only a professional clean can remove the deposits from your teeth and under your gums to help maintain a healthy mouth.