Oral health

Looking after your teeth

At home When looking after your teeth at home, it is good to get into a routine to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Good oral hygiene is important because of the role your teeth...
Oral health

Tooth brushing

The most important method of keeping your teeth clean and plaque under control is by tooth brushing. The aim of tooth brushing is to remove plaque regularly and effectively without causing damage to the teeth...
Oral health

Periodontics

The term periodontics refers to the supporting tissues of the teeth. The tissues include: Aveolar bone Cementum Gingiva Periodontal ligament. These tissues can become sore, swollen and infected leading to gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis  The...
Oral health

Seeing a dental therapist

A dental therapist is a General Dental Council registered professional who carries out a number of dental treatments directly to patients or prescribed by the dentist. You might visit a dental therapist for aid in...
Oral health

Seeing the dental hygienist

A dental hygienist is specially trained to provide preventative dental care by treating gum disease. They are a licensed dental professional, registered with the General Dental Council. Their main role is to clean your teeth...
Oral health

Bad breath

Symptoms of bad breath (halitosis) may be present due to a number of causes. Poor oral hygiene is a significant factor, due to bacteria build-up on your teeth. If you are not flossing every day,...