header icon1

185 Nevells Road Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire SG6 4TS

header icon2

Call us: 01462 684 350

Maintaining good dental hygiene is not only about having a bright smile and fresh breath, but it also has a significant impact on your overall oral health.

Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth is a great way to prolong the life of your natural teeth, but sometimes home-care alone is not enough. Seeing a dental hygienist can save your smile in many ways, including reducing risks associated with gum disease.

What does a dental hygienist do?

Aside from removing plaque from your teeth, a dental hygienist can also advise you on better oral care techniques that you can use at home. Eating and drinking habits can influence the state of your teeth, which is why dental hygienists may suggest more balanced diet options.

When to see a hygienist?

If you experience bleeding of your gums while brushing or flossing your teeth, it could be a sign of plaque build-up. Persistent bad breath can also indicate a problem. Seeing your hygienist regularly could help you treat these issues and establish better oral health.

How to maintain better oral hygiene?

Although seeing a hygienist could help you reduce tooth decay and gum problems, there are various steps you can follow at home.

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing your teeth regularly
  • Maintaining a well-balanced diet
  • Reducing carbonated, sugary or acidic drinks
  • Reducing sugary foods

How to Brush

For more information regarding this treatment

Back to Family Dentistry

Ask us a question

Icon - Purlys Dental Practice

Improve Your Smile

Repair worn-down teeth that have been badly chipped or stained, providing you with an improved smile.

Read More
Icon - Purlys Dental Practice

Teeth Whitening

Enhance the brightness of your smile in the comfort of your own home.

Read More
Icon - Purlys Dental Practice

Smile Makeover

A smile filled with confidence is a stunning feature that most people desire, and we offer smile makeovers to help you to obtain it.

Read More
Icon - Purlys Dental Practice

Family Dentistry

Purlys Dental Practice cares for you and your children, and we want to make sure all your family members have healthy smiles.

Read More
Icon - Purlys Dental Practice

Facial Aesthetics

If you want to enhance your appearance and give your cheeks, lips, chin or skin a youthful boost, dermal fillers may be the right treatment for you.

Read More
Icon - Purlys Dental Practice

Straighten Your Teeth

Invisalign® is an almost invisible, discreet and modern treatment to straighten your teeth with the help of removeable clear braces that are designed just for you.

Read More
  • 185 Nevells Road Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire SG6 4TS
  • T 01462 684 350
Contact Us

Ask us a question

Google Rating