Emphasising the overall health of your mouth, at Andrea Ubhi York, the dedicated team advise patients to have regular visits with the dental hygienist who will maintain the oral health of your mouth.
Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. Effective brushing, flossing and use of a mouthwash can help prevent gum disease and the problems it can cause.
An appointment with a hygienist will involve a thorough scaling and polishing and the hygienist will work with you to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mouth away from the practice. If your periodontal (gum) disease does not respond to the treatments undertaken by the hygienist, your dentist can refer you to the periodontologist, who will discuss with your further treatments options, which can include periodontal surgery.