Category: Hygiene

Dental Hygienist Appointments – Make Them Part Of Your Routine

If you don’t currently see a hygienist at our Wickford dental practice, there are many good reasons to consider it With an increasing awareness of the importance of good oral health care, most people now do see their dentist for

Putting The Brakes On Deteriorating Oral Health

Even if your teeth and gums are unhealthy, our Wickford dentists can help to restore them! ‘Challenging’ is one word for the times that we are living in. The first lockdown was difficult, but for many, manageable, and even gave

Looking Forward To A Smoke Free Future

Addressing habits which compromise your oral health The last few months have been difficult for most of us in one way or another. Whether you were unable to work and are worried about your finances, missed the social interaction of

The Electric Toothbrush – A Winner

Dentist doing examination

New study finds that electric toothbrushes are better for your teeth and gums than a manual one. An eleven year long study has concluded that those who use an electric toothbrush are less likely to have tooth decay and gum

Should Children Floss Their Teeth?

teeth and gum cleaning

Encouraging the next generation towards a healthier mouth. The number of adults using dental floss on their own teeth is only around 20%. Unfortunately this is far too low and means that around 80% of us are exposing ourselves to

Great Reasons To Floss Between Your Teeth

Dentist doing examination

Our hygienist, Samantha Henly, explains why this should be done on a daily basis. Some people find the process of using dental floss to be tricky. Some attempt to do this and give up, whilst others either don’t attempt it

Keep Your Mouth Extra Clean When Wearing Braces

teeth and gum cleaning

Avoid dental problems when wearing ‘wire and bracket’ style braces. Dental braces, or orthodontics, can be used to correct the alignment of your teeth, giving you a better bite, or simply to improve the appearance of your smile. Whatever the

The Difference Between A Hygienist Clean and A ‘Deep’ Periodontal Clean

Dental repairs

A closer look at two different types of cleaning for gum disease problems. The consequences of gum disease are often not fully understood by the general public. Spitting the odd bit of blood after cleaning your teeth may not worry