Spot Gum Disease
Gums that bleed when you brush
Blood in your saliva
Red, swollen gums
Wobbly or loose teeth
The state of your teeth affects your overall health.
Gum disease increases your risk of all kinds of other health complications, including stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
The good news is that brushing your teeth properly and looking after your gums can prevent and treat gum disease.
The need for regular dental hygiene visits is on equal terms with regular dental visits.
A good daily dental hygiene routine and regular dental hygienist appointments ensure your teeth remain clean even in those hard to reach places to prevent tooth decay and more expensive treatments in the future.
Dental hygienists have a key role to play in oral health care, in ensuring that gum disease does not arise as well as to help maintain restorations (bridges, crowns, implants fillings, etc).
Gum disease is the biggest single cause of adult tooth loss and a problem that we take very seriously. Durban Dental Centre employs a dedicated team of thoroughly trained and qualified dental hygienists to keep your mouth infection-free. They are not just there to clean teeth, they also have a very important role to play in preventing tooth decay by providing education, treatment and care. The need for regular dental hygiene visits is on equal terms with regular dental visits.
We provide dental hygiene appointments to fully clean your teeth and gums and to give advice on your daily dental hygiene routine.
We welcome non registered patients from other dental practices to use our hygienist services, a simple referral email or letter would be all that is needed to book an appointment.
Our dental hygiene appointments provide:
- Dental hygiene examination.
- To look for any inflammation, bleeding and plaque or calculus buildup.
- Scaling & polishing -To remove all plaque and calculus with a variety of the latest equipment and give your teeth a polish to remove stains.
- Daily dental hygiene advice -To ensure you can maintain those areas visibly accessible on a day to day basis in between dental hygiene appointments and ensure long term problems caused by poor dental hygiene remain at bay.