Our hygienist’s chief role is to
remove any build-up of plaque and tartar
Plaque is the sticky layer that builds up on our teeth daily and which can harbour harmful bacteria.
If allowed to accumulate, it can harden and form tartar, which can add to the vulnerability of the teeth as its rough surface will attract even more plaque. If tartar forms at the gum line, the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis) can occur, which can cause inflammation of the gums. If not treated, this can lead to more serious periodontal disease which can go on to cause tooth loss.
Dental Domain’s hygienist also offers helpful hygiene advice and demonstrates how to keep your teeth plaque-free with soft head toothbrushes, interdental brushes and floss. In addition, she will provide dietary and smoking cessation advice.
Regularly visiting our hygienist will not only help you maintain healthy teeth and gums but also protect your overall well-being; because poor gum health has been linked to more serious conditions such as heart disease, respiratory infections, diabetes and dementia.
Do you find traditional hygiene methods uncomfortable? We offer the latest in virtually pain-free technology the EMS Airflow, to give you a wonderful hygiene experience like you have never had before!
Faster, more Comfortable, more Accurate – you will be so glad you tried it!
This is the very latest development in Hygiene Spa Treatments, a controlled jet of warm water, fine powder and air is projected onto your teeth to remove hard calculus build up, eliminating the need for hand implements. This cutting edge development is usually reserved for specialist periodontal practices, which is why you are so lucky to have access to it here at Dental Domain! Far superior in comfort than traditional methods, majority of our patients have not looked back since trying this faster, more accurate and gentle system!
Advantages to Airflow:
During a ‘scale and polish’, the hygienist uses specially designed implements to remove tartar from the tooth surface and underneath the gum line, and then they polish the teeth leaving them feeling smooth and silky.
This helps prevent gum disease as well as leaving your teeth feeling smooth and looking shiny. Hygienists look for any signs of other conditions, such as oral cancer. They will also help you care for your teeth at home by demonstrating teeth cleaning techniques and offering dietary tips.
As well as ensuring the continued health of your teeth and gums, good dental hygiene can contribute to your overall well-being as poor gum health has been associated with serious conditions, such as heart disease and strokes.
Maintain Healthy Gums
with Dental Domain
The best way to prevent gum disease is to make sure plaque is removed effectively.
This means you need a thorough home care routine with plenty of regular, gentle brushing and flossing, and you should see the hygienist so your teeth can be properly scaled and polished.
Our hygienist can scale away plaque build ups and even clean away bacteria deposits in and around the gum lines – this is why we recommend routine visits. Our best weapon against hard calculus build up is the airflow hygiene spa treatment.
You also need to see your dentist regularly so any changes can be detected before they worsen. Other ways you can reduce your risk of developing the disease include giving up smoking, reducing stress and eating a well-balanced diet.
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One of the most noticeable signs of gum disease is bleeding gums.
When plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth, it creates a perfect environment for bacteria to grow. These bacteria then infect the tissues closest to the teeth – the gums. Your gums become inflamed as a result and become more prone to bleeding when you brush and floss.
If you have bleeding gums, it’s likely that you’ve developed the early stages of gum disease called gingivitis. Bleeding gums are more vulnerable to infection so it’s important to see a dentist or hygienist when you first notice these symptoms.
Thankfully, gum disease is easy to combat. Our team of periodontist can treat your condition before it progresses into periodontitis, which can eventually cause tooth loss.
bleeding gums treated?
The best way to halt the progress of gum disease is to remove the plaque from the surface of the teeth.
A ‘scale and polish’ can remove the plaque from your teeth but sometimes we will need to conduct a more thorough clean. In this case, we can use planning to clean plaque from under the gum line. If an infection has progressed, we can prescribe a course of antibiotics to combat the problem.
We often say that prevention is the best cure. Routine check-ups with your dentist and hygienist can stop gum disease from developing. Also good oral care at home will prevent plaque build ups.