Hygiene

Chelsea & Fulham Dentist provides you with the treatment and care you require to maintain a healthy and attractive smile. A major component of this is having healthy gums. This is why periodontal (gum) and hygiene treatment has a crucial role.

Unhealthy gums can lead to bleeding gums, tooth mobility, premature tooth loss and halitosis (bad breath). There have been numerous studies suggesting that gum disease is related to serious medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

We at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist find it hard to believe that approximately 80% of people in the UK have signs of gum disease and most of whom don’t know it! That is why our highly trained staff, including a specialist periodontist, are dedicated to help improve this aspect of oral health.

We utilise our state of the art intra oral camera to show and explain the condition of your gums on a large screen instantly, so you can see any problems that we identify. We will show you how to floss and brush your teeth in technique tailored for you. This help perfect your oral hygiene routine.

Our team of dentists will professionally clean your teeth using the latest materials to remove any plaque, tartar and staining which cannot be removed by brushing or flossing alone. Not only will the teeth look better, but our patients love the way the teeth ‘feel’ after the treatment.

Bad breath, which is also called halitosis, is an embarrassing health condition that affects approximately a third of the population.

There are various causes of bad breath, and we encourage any affected patients to:

1. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food.

2. Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth.

3. Reduce your alcohol consumption.

4. Stop smoking.

5. Cut down on coffee.

6. Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry.

7. Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles.

8. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach.

Most importantly, we recommend you visit us for a consultation. As we said, there are many possible causes that may not be able to be eradicated with just improved hygiene and dietary methods – sometimes there can be pathological reasons that are not only oral in origin, but also systemic – a problem originating from your general medical health.

The team at Chelsea and Fulham dentist will identify and recommend the best pathway to cure your bad breath, and offer fantastic bad breath products that we have in stock as part of your treatment.