Our Dental Hygienist provides dental care and advice to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis, which are two of the main causes of tooth loss. Treatments delivered focus on treating and preventing gum disease and the pain, bad breath and receding gums associated with it. Gum disease can be avoided by visiting the hygienist regularly and maintaining good oral health habits.
Your dental hygienist can remove the deposits of plaque and tartar that build up over time as well as cleaning under the gum line in the areas difficult to access. The most common procedure we offer for management of your oral health is tooth scaling and polishing.
Why choose Faversham Smiles for Dental Hygiene Appointments?
Tooth decay can occur due to a build up of plaque which can produce acid and also harbours bacteria. The acid can attack the teeth causing enamel damage and cavities. Increased oral bacteria has been shown to have a link to other conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
By brushing and flossing regularly you can keep the bacteria at low levels which decreases risk to your teeth. At Faversham Smiles Dental Practice, we can discuss the products best suited to your needs to form a personal dental hygiene routine for you.
We play a vital role in the detection of oral cancer so we regularly carry out screening to look for any signs of cancer in the mouth. Early detection with immediate treatment has up to 90% survival rate. Oral cancer can develop at any age but is more common in males, and people aged over 40 years. Signs can include a painless red or white lesions, or a lump in any part of the mouth, tongue or lips, as well as persistent hoarseness.
Tobacco use in all its different forms as well as excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of oral cancer.