Hygiene Appointments

Prevention is better than cure

Our mission at Purley Dental Care is to inform and encourage all our patients to look after their teeth because healthy teeth and gums are a vital part in our overall wellbeing. Often only when things go wrong do most people start to appreciate this, so we always emphasise oral hygiene as the most important aspect of dentistry!

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy and disease-free has real benefits to your quality of life as medical studies have found a link between poor oral health and several serious health conditions eg.heart disease.

A common oral problem is gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissue, caused by plaque. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease, which affects the tissue supporting the teeth and is an inflammatory infection that involves progressive loss of bone beneath the teeth. Left untreated, this causes the affected teeth to loosen and they can eventually fall out.

For these reasons we strongly recommend you have regular professional cleaning:

  • Usually every six months, but some of us need to go more often. We can advise on what is right for you.
  • A regular professional teeth-clean is a great way to prevent the problems just described.
  • We will help you with a strategy of good oral hygiene care and encourage your own efforts at home in order to prevent most dental diseases from occurring.