Help Your Mouth
We all want healthy teeth and gums and as little treatment as possible, our wish is to fulfil this aim with you so that you can Smile for a Lifetime.
Here at Brixworth Dental Practice, Northampton we believe in preventative care. We will give you the advice you need to be able to look after your own mouth.
The gums and bone are the foundations for your teeth; you need to look after them so they stay healthy. If the gums are not sound then the bone will deteriorate and this will eventually lead to tooth mobility and tooth loss.
To prevent tooth loss there needs to be an excellent oral hygiene regime at home and meticulous professional cleaning to ensure all plaque and tartar deposits are removed from your teeth.
If plaque is left it causes inflammation, including swelling of the gums (known as pocketing) and bleeding. Within these pockets it becomes increasingly difficult to clean and the bacteria multiply rapidly. Over time this constant inflammation affects the support of the tooth and the bone starts to recede. When bone loss occurs this is periodontitis, also known as getting long in the tooth!
Undertaking an excellent oral hygiene regime at home and professional cleaning here with our hygienist will clean any pockets, remove the tartar and plaque from the teeth, allowing healing to occur and the pockets to reduce, all leading to good oral health.
In this practice we allow half an hour appointments with our hygienist who will undertake the cleaning of the teeth to the very highest standard, gently and thoroughly. Our hygienist will also guide you with tips on how to improve your own home care, tailored to your own individual needs, to help you to Smile for a Lifetime.