Dental Hygiene

Neglecting the wellbeing of our teeth can lead to decay, gum disease and a whole host of other more serious medical issues. That’s why it’s essential to keep your mouth clean and healthy. A simple homecare regime of brushing and flossing, good diet and regular visits to your dentist is all it takes to prevent most dental problems.

A preventive approach is best


Healthy smiles start and end with good dental hygiene routines, which is why our focus is on preventing problems rather than just fixing them!

Regular visits to your dentist for a thorough examination, and scale and polish provides a host of benefits:

  • Fewer fillings because problems are caught early
  • Less dental decay due to regular examinations
  • A decreased chance of experiencing toothache
  • More attractive teeth, stronger gums and fresher breath
  • Reduce the risk of serious medical conditions
  • Prevent gum recession, loose or drifting teeth
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • If you don’t brush your teeth, plaque builds up that eventually breaks down the tooth’s structure, causing decay and leading to gum disease. Efficient and regular removal of plaque is the most important factor in keeping our mouths healthy.

  • Maintaining your dental wellbeing is vital and your regular examinations with our dental team should form part of any essential healthy living regime. Regular removal of plaque and tartar that develops between dental visits can reduce the risk of developing several serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and problems with pregnancy such as premature births and low birth-weight babies. A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with regular, professional care the risks can be controlled.

  • Gum disease is a common condition that can cause bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. It can also affect your overall health, with links now established between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes and strokes. That’s why regular visits to your dentist are so important.

  • Flossing should be done each day as part of a good oral health regime, to get rid of plaque that builds up between our teeth. If it isn’t removed, the bacteria in the plaque can irritate the gums and cause inflammation, which leads to gum disease.

    • Brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
    • Reducing the frequency of sugary drinks and snacks
    • Using a small to medium toothbrush with soft to medium multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles.
    • Changing your toothbrush regularly, at least three-monthly
    • Cleaning daily between your teeth with dental floss or interdental brushes
    • Visiting your dentist at least once a year
  • We recommend our patients visit us at least once a year but your dentist will advise you following your dental examination.

Treatment name Treatment price
treatment £200
What happens next?

If you’re considering joining Coventry Road, we’d like to invite you to call us on 02476 312256 or email us at reception@deoldental.com and we will be pleased to arrange an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your family, and looking after your smile.

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