Dental Hygienist ClareOur hygienist, Clare Edwards, is a vital member of Brixham Practice's dental team. Her role is fundamental in maintaining good oral health.

Recent research has indicated that significant health benefits can result from maintaining good standards of dental hygiene; gum disease is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and certain forms of cancer, so maintaining good oral hygiene could help reduce the risk.

As well as removing any hard deposits that have built up on your teeth, our hygienist will help to keep plaque and tartar to a minimum.

Our hygiene appointments include:
• Recording plaque levels, measuring pocket depths and assessing how well you are maintaining your oral hygiene
• The removal of plaque and tartar that has built up on the teeth and below the gum level
• Making recommendations to your daily home care routine and offering any advice needed
• Assessing when your recall visit is needed - usually patients visit the hygienist every six months, however if plaque and tartar builds up quickly in your mouth, the hygienist may recommend you visit every three months

For further information please call us on 01803 853980 where a member of our helpful team, or one of our experienced dentists, will be only too happy to help you.

Top tips for a healthy smile

Top Tips for a healthy Smile...

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day (after breakfast and last thing at night
    is best)
  2. Do not rinse after brushing your teeth only spit (it helps keep the fluoride around your teeth to help prevent decay)
  3. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride
  4. Use floss or Tepe brushes to clean any debris from in between your teeth
  5. Try to limit sugary foods and sugary drinks to once in a while instead of daily
  6. If you want something sugary try to eat after meal times to keep acid attacks to a minimum
  7. Use a straw when drinking fizzy drinks or citrus fruits – to help keep acid away from your teeth
  8. Quit using any tobacco products
  9. Visit the hygienist regularly for thorough scale and polishes to help keep your gums healthy
  10. Visit us regularly for examinations to make sure all your teeth are healthy