Regular visits to our hygienists are essential for a healthy smile and lasting oral and general health. Cleaning your teeth properly prevents tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath and stops more serious problems such as tooth loss and premature ageing from the resulting bone loss in the jaw.
If left untreated your gums can become inflamed and swollen, allowing bacteria to enter the bloodstream, damaging blood vessels in the heart and brain, potentially leading to serious health issues.
Recently there has been mounting scientific evidence showing links between gum disease and other serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s.
For many people plaque and bacteria remain on their teeth even after brushing, and there will always be parts of your mouth you can’t reach. Our hygiene team provides a range of services designed to protect and improve your oral health and they will help you develop a cleaning routine that works best for you.
Caring for your teeth and gums with our help will enable you to learn the right way to look after them, allowing you to prevent dental problems in the future, protect your smile and keep your natural teeth for life.
Whether you are looking for a dental implant, cosmetic or orthodontic treatment, you will begin your active treatment with our hygienist, as good oral hygiene provides the foundation for the success of our dentistry.
Preventive care underpins everything we do at Portmore and our hygiene team will help you towards a mouth that looks and feels amazing.