Dental hygiene expert in Bedford

M & N Dental Practice makes sure that the dental health care services we offer are of the highest quality. We have a team of very experienced dental hygienists, all qualified to a very high standard ensuring you receive the best possible treatment.

Visiting a hygienist makes it easier to keep your teeth for life

Good dental hygiene is a key part of maintaining clean gums and a healthy-looking smile. In adults, the major cause of tooth loss is actually gum disease and not tooth decay, so if you haven't been to see a hygienist recently you could be more likely to lose teeth or develop other problems later in life. Regular appointments with a hygienist will radically improve your oral health and treat the tell-tale signs such as bleeding gum and bad breath.
gum disease treatment

What is gum disease?

Gum disease develops when plaque builds up around your teeth and provides the perfect environment for the bacteria to thrive. The sticky plaque forms on the hard surface of the teeth and, if untreated, can lead to serious problems as the harmful chemicals produced by the bacteria irritate the gums, causing them to become swollen and bleed.

Gum disease can be brought on through poor diet, poor cleaning routines, smoking or problems with general health. Most adults in the UK suffer from gum disease at some point, but it is easy to be unaware that something is wrong until the teeth eventually start to become loose. It is important to visit the dental hygienist at least once every six months to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up. This will help to maintain healthy gums that are able to support your teeth throughout your life.

What a hygienist can help you with

  • Achieving a healthy looking and odourless mouth
  • Clean and debris-free teeth
  • Pink gums that don't hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing
  • Avoiding tooth decay, tartar, gingivitis, periodontitis or gum disease
  • Retaining teeth which preserve quality of life through confidence
  • Preserve speech and eating functions and remove the need for costly dental work

To book with our hygienist in Bedford, call M & N Dental Practice on

01234 354 424

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