Refresh Your Smile with Dental Hygiene in Coventry

Dental Hygiene

Neglecting the wellbeing of our teeth can lead to decay, gum disease and a whole host of other more serious medical issues. That’s why it’s essential to keep your mouth clean and healthy. A simple homecare regime of brushing and flossing, good diet and regular visits to your dentist & hygienist are all it takes to prevent most dental problems.

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A Preventive Approach Is Best​

Healthy smiles start and end with good dental hygiene routines, which is why our focus is on preventing problems rather than just fixing them! Regular visits to your dentist for a thorough examination, followed by a hygiene visit for a scale and polish provides a host of benefits: Fewer fillings because problems are caught early,less dental decay due to regular examinations,a decreased chance of experiencing toothache,more attractive teeth, stronger gums, and fresher breath. By attending the hygienist regularly, you reduce the risk of serious medical conditions, prevent gum recession, prevent loose or drifting teeth and reduce tooth sensitivity.

Refresh Your Smile with Dental Hygiene in Coventry


If you don’t brush your teeth, plaque builds up and becomes calculus which can only be removed by a hygienist. Efficient and regular removal of calculus and plaque build up is the most important factor in keeping our mouths healthy and preventing gum disease.

Maintaining your dental wellbeing is vital and your regular examinations with our dental team should form part of any essential healthy living regime. Regular removal of plaque and tartar that develops between dental visits can reduce the risk of developing several serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and problems with pregnancy such as premature births and low birth-weight babies. A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with regular, professional care the risks can be controlled.

Gum disease is a common condition that can cause bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. It can also affect your overall health, with links now established between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. That is why regular visits to your dentist and hygienist are so important.

Flossing should be done each day as part of a good oral health regime, to get rid of plaque and hard tartar that builds up between our teeth. If it isn’t removed, the bacteria in the plaque can irritate the gums and cause inflammation, which leads to gum disease.

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Reducing the frequency of sugary drinks and snacks.
  • Using a small to medium toothbrush with soft to medium multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles.
  • Changing your toothbrush regularly, at least three-monthly.
  • Cleaning daily between your teeth with dental floss or interdental brushes.
  • Visiting your dentist and hygienist at least once a year.

We recommend our patients visit us at least once a year, but your dentist will advise you following your dental examination.