Hygienist at highfield dental, Orpington

During a dental examination we examine your gums and the bone that supports the teeth. We will screen for gum disease and assess your risk to gum disease. We often recommend seeing a hygienist if you have gum disease.

Accumulation of plaque and tartar, particularly below the gum can lead to the loss of the bone around your teeth. If left untreated teeth will loosen, start moving, tilting and twisting and the gums will recede.

Our hygienist is specially trained to provide a deep clean of your teeth, to remove plaque and tartar particularly below the gum line, and provide cleaning advise tailored to you, so that you can maintain good oral hygiene.

Seeing the hygienist regularly and maintaining good oral hygiene will help prevent gum disease.