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Dental Hygiene

Epsom Dental Centre, 37 Waterloo Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8EX


Dental Hygiene Tips – Plaque And Tartar

At Epsom Dental, we recommend dental hygiene treatments to our patients. Why? Because even the best brushing and flossing routines cannot eliminate all traces of plaque.

Left on your teeth, plaque becomes hard tartar, which cannot be brushed off. This then traps more plaque and the cycle repeats, causing gum disease and frequently bad breath.

Our hygienist removes plaque and calculus from your teeth in order to prevent the onset or progression of gum disease, and leaves your mouth sparkling clean.

For patients with more advanced periodontal disease, we have a specialist periodontist on our team who can analyse your specific situation and provide more intensive treatment to target your treatment needs.

The best way to help avoid gum disease and protect against your gums from receding is to practice good oral hygiene.

We will give you advice on the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. If left, this plaque builds up on and between teeth, irritating gums and making them swollen.

When this swelling happens, it can allow a space or ‘pocket’ to form beneath the tooth. As the amount of bacterial plaque increases, so does the depth of the pocket. This causes gums to recede, exposing more of the tooth. If left untreated, the pocket can become so large that teeth may loosen and may even need to be removed.

There are two stages of gum disease:

1. Gingivitis

2. Periodontitis

Gingivitis

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. It occurs when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Often the swollen gums bleed when brushed. If left untreated, long-standing gingivitis can develop into severe gingivitis or periodontitis.

Periodontitis

More teeth are lost through periodontitis than through tooth decay. Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease where bacterial plaque destroys the gums, soft tissue and eventually the bone anchoring the teeth, making the tooth loose in its socket. If left untreated, the tooth may eventually fall out or need to be removed.

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Janet R.
Janet R.
This is, by far, the best dental practice I have ever used. I am a nervous customer and receive nothing but kindness and understanding when going for dental care from the reception staff through to all the dentists and support staff. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Christopher G.
Christopher G.
Rahul and team are the best dental practice I have ever been to and I have visited many around the world (too many sweets as a child!!). Rahul helped me with a Dental emergency 5 years ago and this practice has been looking after our family since then. I highly recommend them.
Sammy P.
Sammy P.
I have been a patient at Epsom Dental Centre for years and highly recommend it. I’ve always received the best treatment and service - they actually make it a joy to go to the dentist! Thank you to the team at Epsom Dental Centre for looking after me so well.
Naomi C.
Naomi C.
Always feel so pleased with Epsom dental. Amazing customer service and the team spend time listening to your situation and explaining how best to move forward.
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