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Dental Hygiene

What is oral and dental hygiene?

Oral and dental hygiene refers to the practice of keeping your mouth healthy and clean by following regular and correct brushing and flossing routines. This helps to prevent the formation of plaque, which is the sticky film of bacteria that forms on the hard surfaces of teeth, leading to dental decay and gum disease.

What are the results of good dental hygiene?

A healthy-looking and odourless mouth, which comprises of:
 •Clean and debris-free teeth.
 •Pink gums that do not hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing.
 •A mouth free from regular episodes of bad breath.

Tartar or calculus - Constant accumulation of plaque as a result of irregular brushing and flossing results in the hardening of plaque into a yellow or brown mineral deposit called tartar or calculus. As a result of its crusty and rough surface, teeth then become ideal locations for further plaque growth. Tartar leads to gum disease when it is formed below the gumline.

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Poor oral hygiene and associated gum disease

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