One of the easiest and best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy is to visit your dental hygienist regularly.
Even though most people believe their oral health is just fine, it turns out that almost 90% of adults will experience some level of gum disease at least once in their lifetime. And for people with veneers, crowns, implants, fillings or other cosmetic dental work, seeing a hygienist for regular cleanings is even more important.
At Larne Dental Centre it’s easier than ever to see your hygienist because we offer a convenient Direct Access Service. This means our hygienist can carry out a full range of cleaning treatments without you having to see your dentist first.
If plaque is left to its own devices, it will build up over time and that drastically increases the chances of tooth decay and inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). Not only can plaque stain your teeth, cause bad breath and potential tooth loss, but there’s growing evidence of links between gingivitis, strokes and heart disease.
Fight back against tough stains with Air Flow cleaning. The innovative Air Flow polishing technique uses a specialised cleaning tool that polishes your teeth with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles. This method is faster, safer, more comfortable than traditional scraping and polishing, and the results are better too. And because there’s no scraping it’s a better alternative for those with sensitive teeth.
Not only is the Air Flow technique incredibly effective against stains from tobacco, red wine, curry, tea and other colourful foods and drinks, it cleans deeper too and gets beneath the gum lines where brushing can’t reach.
Squeeze a little toothpaste onto your toothbrush.
At first, move the brush in a back & forth motion to clean the biting surfaces.
Then, in the same way, brush the biting surfaces of the lower teeth.
At a 45 ° angle, make sweeping movements up and down.
With your jaws tightly closed, move the brush in a circular motion.
Clean the upper inside surfaces by tilting your brush vertically and use up & down movements.
Repeat this for the lower inside surfaces, tilting your brush vertically and use up & down movements.
Don't forget to rinse your brush. It is best to let your brush air dry rather than keeping it in a closed container.