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Good dental hygiene forms the first line of defence against tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and more and is central to our preventive care.

Dental hygiene and taking good care of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health can help keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as keep the gums healthy. It is the first line of defence in any preventive dental care strategy and can help minimise the need for intervention and treatment.

It can also help protect and promote your overall health and well-being, as gum disease has been linked to health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss and one of the most common diseases in Europe, but it is easily prevented with good dental hygiene habits.

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What can I do to help maintain my dental hygiene?

Good dental hygiene starts with the patient. You need to get into a good routine of taking care of your teeth and mouth. This includes brushing twice daily for two minutes as well as regular flossing, but it also includes regular visits to a trained dental hygienist.

Our highly trained and knowledgeable hygienists here at West Street Dental Practice are on hand to help preserve and promote your dental hygiene. They can also help prevent further issues from developing such as tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re unsure of how to take care of your oral health at home, they’ll also be able to help develop a routine and regime that’s suitable for you and your oral health needs.

How often should I visit the dental hygienist?

If, at a dental examination, we find anything of concern we may recommend a visit to the hygienist for further treatment and thorough cleaning. However, we also recommend regular visits to the hygienist as a way to help maintain good oral health.

Your hygienist will be able to recommend when you should next return, which could be anywhere from three to 12 months away.

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“I visit my hygienist, Donna, approximately every four months. I am a typical nervous patient but Donna is reassuring, kind and gentle. Although gentle, she gets the job done as...”

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“Very impressed with this dentist practice. I am a newly registered patient. Registration was quick and easy. Very polite and approachable receptionist. Recently attended for a dentist appointment and then...”

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“Such an easy experience from start to finish. Pain free at every step with my Invisalign journey. If you’re thinking about updating your smile then go in for a consultation,...”

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“I have been a patient at West Street Dental for many years and recently chose to improve my smile with Invisalign in March. Nil & his team have been absolutely...”

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“All of the staff were fantastic, including the receptionist who was able to quickly get me an emergency appointment. Friendly and reassuring, the care I received was professional and efficient....”

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“Great service from the team, it has been good to have same the dentist over the past few years so continuity & awareness of your needs are maintained. I had...”

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