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Hygiene & Prevention

Our Dental Hygienists and Therapists are uniquely qualified to assist in the prevention and treatment of oral disease. They play a vital role in your dental healthcare.

Why is dental hygiene important?

Over 80% of cavities occur inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where brushing cannot reach. Food left trapped after a meal or snack can cause serious long term issues, as it can create an impenetrable barrier, preventing your saliva from accessing the tooth. Your saliva plays a vital role in your oral health; if it cannot access a tooth, it cannot neutralise the acid around the tooth, or re-mineralise it, which can then lead to tooth decay.

A good dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of any daily build-up of plaque and tartar. Alongside this, regular visits to have your teeth cleaned by our hygienist will ensure that all plaque and tartar has been removed from those hard to reach places. By prioritising your dental hygiene, you can prevent a number of serious dental issues, including cavities, gingivitis and gum disease.

Why should I look after my teeth, rather than get treatment?

At Cambridge Dental, we believe in apprehending a problem before it develops. Treatments can be uncomfortable, time-consuming and costly in the long term. Most importantly, though we can provide the highest quality treatments available, some dental issues can seriously affect your overall health. It’s always better to protect your teeth and prevent damage, than to consistently return for expensive and somewhat invasive treatments.

What preventative measures can Cambridge Dental offer?

We offer you the reassurance that during every routine appointment, your hygienist will measure and check for any signs of gum disease.

Alongside this, we offer a number of screening techniques that can warn you in advance about future problems. This can include an examination of the lips, tongue and skin lining the mouth, allowing us to detect any early signs of systemic disease or cancer.

On top of screening, monitoring and aiding with your overall oral hygiene, we can protect your teeth and gums from infection with fissure sealants and Ozone treatment.

Do you want affordable routine Hygiene appointments?

At Cambridge Dental we believe in making high quality, preventative dental care available to everyone.

With Denplan, you can pay for our services in monthly installments. We have a range of treatment plans, so with the help of your dentist, you can pick and choose what’s best for you. Take a look at our Denplan page for more information