Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is the cornerstone for your dental health and is essential in maintaining your overall health. Studies have shown that gum (periodontal disease) is a major cause of tooth loss among adults, and if left untreated, can lead to more serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Gum disease results from the build-up of plaque, which can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums and jawbone if left untreated. More recently there is mounting evidence that periodontal disease can increase the risk of heart problems and other systemic disease. However the maintenance of an effective oral hygiene routine can help combat this risk. At MDT Dental we recommend that your oral hygiene routine should include;

  • Brushing twice daily, in the morning and also at night before sleep, if possible after lunchtime as well.
  • Interdental cleaning daily with floss/tape or piksters
  • A system of regular dental assessments/hygiene visits which should be tailor made by your dentist depending on your dental needs

To ensure that we take care of your mouth we will advise you on the optimum amount of time between your dental review, in the majority of cases 6 monthly appointments are ideal but some will need more frequent and some less. This allows your experienced dentist a chance to check the health of your teeth and gums to detect and treat and potential problems before they escalate. We will then clean and polish your teeth, as well as provide helpful tips to maximise your oral health. Some people are more susceptible to dental problems this could mean that you are a high decay risk or you may be more likely to develop gum problems whatever your needs we will work together to make sure that these risks are addressed

Contact our friendly team to arrange an appointment and have your smile revitalised.