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  • 28A Bury Street
  • Abingdon
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX14 3QX
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Good dental hygiene and preventative dental care is an effective way to protect your teeth and gums.

What is dental hygiene?

Dental hygiene includes a range of home and practice-based dental care designed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You can reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease in addition to maintaining a radiant smile.

At Precinct Dental, periodic in-practice hygiene care is an important part of looking after our patient’s teeth. Regular appointments with our hygienists can keep your teeth and gums healthy and enhance your smile.

How often should I see the dental hygienist?

We recommend coming to see us about every six months for a dental check-up and hygiene cleaning. Dental check-ups are a convenient opportunity for the dentist to identify any early signs of tooth decay or damage.

Hygiene cleaning at the practice removes plaque and tartar build-up as well as bacteria deposits in hard to reach areas of your mouth.

Our hygienists can also advise you on the most effective way to look after your teeth with a good daily oral-health routine.

Can I improve dental hygiene at home?

Yes. Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning and two minutes at bedtime can optimise your oral hygiene. You should change your toothbrush every 3 months to ensure effective cleaning and reduce bacteria build-up.

We recommend using fluoride toothpaste and rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.

Flossing once a day can also help to dislodge small particles between teeth.

Are there other ways to reduce the risk of dental problems?

In addition to good dental hygiene, healthy lifestyle choices can reduce gum disease and tooth decay as well as improving the visual appearance of your teeth:

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Take regular physical exercise
  • Limit smoking and tobacco products
  • Reduce high sugar content food and drinks

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