holiday dental health advice in altrincham

Holiday time – are you ready?

For many of us the Spring and Summer marks the start of the holiday season and especially a time for travel. Maybe visiting relatives for a family Wedding or jetting off abroad somewhere?

When we travel abroad most of us consider travel insurance but that’s not always the case when travelling within the UK.

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Do I Really Need To Clean Between My Teeth?

Cleaning in between teeth can be quite a chore, we understand this, so is it really necessary?

Unfortunately it is! If you don’t routinely clean between your teeth you could be leaving up to 25% of the tooth surface dirty and therefore at risk of tooth decay and the gums at risk of gum disease.

Dental health advice at Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham

How Should I look After & Clean My Teeth?

There are lots of techniques when it comes to tooth brushing, and really it is not one rule fits all. Some techniques work better than others for you. Your Dental Hygienist will help you with a plan that is personal to you, one that is straight forward and easy to follow.

Should I use an electric toothbrush?

Healthy smile and healthy gums for good dental health in Altrincham

Why Should I See A Dental Hygienist?

At Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham, seeing a dental hygienist is an integral part of your dental care. Our dentists work with our dental hygienists to ensure you receive the best possible preventive care and if necessary interceptive treatment.

You may see a dental hygienist for:

  • Gum treatment to treat gum disease otherwise known as periodontal disease
  • Prevention of gum disease – oral hygiene education
  • Prevention of tooth decay – perhaps fluoride treatments or fissure sealants

Everyone is different and our dental hygiene team understand this and so they will provide personalised preventive plans for each and every patient.

Selection of dental hygiene products available from Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham for the prevention of gum disease

To floss or not to floss. Is that the question?

Much has been said yesterday regarding the ineffectiveness of flossing following a report from the United States questioning it’s true benefits in reducing gum disease and tooth decay. The worrying thing about this story is the potential for media outlets to misinform the general public who will not investigate the ‘science’ behind the study.

Gum disease and tooth decay affect the biting surfaces and those in between your teeth due to the nature of the anatomy.

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Barrington Dental Care will remain OPEN during the National Lockdown in January 2021, albeit at a reduced capacity to adhere to the regulations set by the Department of Health. Please note that our practice opening hours have changed. Our usual out of hours cover is still available to patients.