Good oral hygiene helps to prevent dental diseases - mainly gum disease and tooth decay. Good oral hygiene may also help to prevent or delay dental erosion.

 

  • Dental plaque is a soft whitish deposit that forms naturally on the surface of teeth. It forms when germs (bacteria) combine with food and saliva. Plaque contains many types of bacteria. You can remove plaque by good oral hygiene.
  • Tartar (calculus) is hardened calcified plaque. It sticks firmly to teeth. Generally, it can only be removed with special instruments by a dentist or dental hygienist.
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    We offer a complete oral hygiene session for 30 minutes. You may need more than one session depending on the severity of the condition. During this session your dentist/hygienist will clean your teeth to remove the dental plaque and tartar and any external stains. External stains are those caused by food and drinks like curries, tea, coffee, red wine, cigarette smoking etc.