At Waterfront Dental Longford, our Dental Hygienists are experts in removing dental plaque.
Dental plaque is a sticky coloured film that constantly forms over your teeth. It causes:
- Gingivitis – it is the mildest form of gum disease. The gums are red, swollen or bleed easily.
- Gum disease.
Untreated gingivitis can advance to Periodontitis (gum disease) and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems such as heart disease and strokes.
Our hygienist will give you the tools, techniques, and skills to remove the plaque off every surface of every tooth everyday which will keep your gums and teeth healthy.
When the bacteria in plaque come in contact with sugar in the mouth they produce acid that attack the teeth for half an hour or more. Repeated attack cause the tooth enamel to breakdown and decay.