Eternal Smiles Dental Centre

Dental Hygiene and Gum Care

There are five surfaces to our teeth. Remember to brush your teeth 3 times a day because plaque forms on your teeth within an hour of eating foods or taking sugar drinks.  Daily Dental Hygiene and Gum Care help to keep your mouth healthy.

Dental Hygiene and Gum Care

Our experienced hygiene team focus on helping you achieve optimum oral health.

  • 90-95% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease * Healthy gums do not bleed
  • With a thorough assessment we can diagnose and treat gum disease at its earliest stages
  • If your mouth is diseased it can affect your entire body
  • We can ensure you are on the appropriate maintenance programme so you have the correct tools to help you achieve optimum oral health
  • We can help you keep your teeth for life
  • People live longer, more productive lives if they have their natural teeth
  • A programme of hygiene will be recommended to help you achieve optimum oral health

What must i do to have great Dental Hygiene and Gum Care

The Rinse Protocol : Next rinse your mouth on the left side and spit out.  Then the right side and spit out the water.  Lastly, rinse the front top and bottom teeth and spit out.

Do it within an hour after a  meal.

First You need to brush your teeth after eating.  Next use the rinsing protocol above.

Next use interdental brushes between your teeth.  Next use the rinsing protocol above.

Lastly use the floss and remove the plaque off between your teeth.  We can teach you how to do this using the proper technique.  Then the final rinse.

At Eternal Smiles Dental Centre we have excellent results when patients use the correct steps for Dental Hygiene and Gum Care.


What Are The Benefits of a Regular Dental Hygiene and Gum Care?

Even with regular brushing and flossing, it is easy to miss tartar and plaque build-up which creates an environment for bacteria to flourish. Dental cleanings prevent gum disease and tooth loss, but more importantly, it removes stains and enhances your smile. Benefits include:

  • Prevents gingivitis which causes inflammation and bleeding gums.
  • Cleanings lower the risk of high dental bills because they prevent cavities and gum disease which leads to decay and requires more extensive dental treatments.
  • Cleaning removes stains from soda, tea, wine, or inhalants which helps maintain fresh breath and healthy, white teeth.


Daily flossing is necessary for removing plaque and food particles that your toothbrush cannot reach.

The area just beneath the gum line and the tight spaces between teeth are vulnerable areas where plaque can build up and turn to tartar.

If you do not floss regularly, the build-up of plaque and tartar can lead to cavities, as well as gum disease.

Cut down on sugar, and other lifestyle tips

Have a healthy lifestyle, including eating well, not smoking and limiting your alcohol and sugar intake. It’s good for your whole body, including your teeth, gums and mouth.

Don’t delay dental treatments

There are a wide range of dental treatments available. Some, such as fillings and root canal treatment, are readily available at Eternal Smiles Dental Centre.

Most Important Facts To Remember

Brushing and flossing help get rid of most plaque, but some plaque is more difficult to remove and will harden and form tartar. Only cleaning by a dental professional can remove tartar.

Unremoved plaque and tartar will not only cause decay, but also work its way under the gums and lead to serious gum disease. Eventually, the disease process could become so advanced the only treatment is the extraction of the tooth.

Proper care of the teeth and gums requires minimal time commitment. A healthy diet, a consistent oral home hygiene program, and regular professional cleanings and checkups will keep teeth and gums in excellent shape, and leave you with a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dental Hygiene and Gum Care

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