Hygiene Therapy

At Cheshunt Dental Practice, we have our own in house hygienist. The hygienist plays a key role in helping patients with gum disease, staining and bad breath keeping their gums and teeth clean which leads to good oral and general health.

Research has shown that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease than those without gum disease. Several studies have shown that people diagnosed with a stroke are more likely to have gum disease than people who have not had one

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a term given to describe swelling, soreness and infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease, Gingivitis and Periodontal disease.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums. The gums around the teeth may become red, swollen and may bleed whilst brushing.

What is periodontal disease?

Long term gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. This results in the loss of supporting bone around the teeth which eventually leads to teeth becoming loose and tooth loss.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Inflammation of the gums, causing them to be red, swollen and to bleed easily, especially when brushing.

Bad breath.

Loose teeth.

Regular mouth infections.

Bleeding Gums

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