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When Was Your Last Professional Clean? Dental Hygiene Services Available…

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27 May 2021

Even the most fastidious tooth brusher can’t stop the gradual build-up of plaque on their teeth that occurs daily. This is where your dental hygienist comes in. For dental hygiene treatment in Leeds, you need look no further. We can professionally clean your teeth and ensure that your mouth is healthy, fresh and tartar free.

Tartar is the calcified deposits of plaque that coat the teeth and gums, and if it’s not removed, you have a greater chance of getting gum disease. Signs of gum disease vary; for some people, there are apparent signs; for others, no signs at all.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Your gums bleed during and after brushing.
  • Gums are swollen, inflamed and red.
  • Bad taste in your mouth or unpleasant breath.
  • Receding gum line.
  • Deep pockets are forming between teeth and gums.
  • Loose teeth.

If you have any of the above symptoms, it is a good idea to visit us at Aesthetique Dental Care in Leeds. We can give your teeth a professional clean and start to fight back any gum disease. Please don’t leave it, as the problem with only develop and get worse. You can find further information on gum disease on the NHS website.

What Can a Dental Hygienist Offer?

Dental hygienists are of great benefit to your oral health. When you visit one, they can advise you and offer you tips to keep your oral health in tip-top condition. If you have children, it is a great idea for them to visit a hygienist, as they can teach them how to look after their teeth, and this education can stay with them well into their adult lives.

Hygienists are qualified to undertake routine dental treatments on behalf of your dentist. This includes oral assessments, x-rays, and fillings, and they can take dental impressions. They are also able to provide fissure sealants and fluoride treatments to adults and children.

Hygienist Services We Offer

  • Scale and polish – to help remove plaque build-up and reduce chances of developing gum disease.
  • Highlighting problem areas – and offer advice on how to improve these areas.
  • Advice on interdental devices – and how these can be used effectively to improve your teeth and gum health.
  • Educate you on oral health – provide tips for keeping mouth, teeth, and gums healthy for the rest of your life.
  • Keep your breath fresh – and prevent the development of any gum disease.
  • Help prevent future treatment – reduce the need for more involved dental intervention at future visits.
  • Spot early problem signs – they will look for signs and changes in the mouth that could imply signs of oral cancer and other dental diseases.

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What Can You Do to Help Your Oral Health?

A person’s diet also plays a substantial part in their dental health. A healthy diet of fresh vegetables and fruit is not just good for your overall health; it also assists in better oral health. Eating apples or carrots after meals can help clean your teeth and increase saliva, which neutralises bad acids that create plaque.

Calcium-rich foods, such as cheese, low-fat milk and yoghurt and fortified soymilk are good for strengthening your teeth. Phosphorus found in eggs, lean meat, fish, nuts and beans is also good at promoting strong teeth. It is good to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and sugar-free gum with xylitol can help keep teeth healthy between meals.

Of course, we recommend you brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before bed. Try to floss daily and opt for an electric toothbrush for optimum tooth cleaning. Visit your dentist every 6 months if possible or at least once a year, as well as your dental hygienist. This should keep your teeth and mouth in tip-top condition for many years to come.

If you have any dental concerns, please contact us. You can book a FREE consultation on 0113 245 8066 or email

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