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Is it really important to have good dental health?

Most of us understand the importance of good general health and the benefits that being in good health bring but is it the same for dental health? After all if you’re fit and healthy, exercising well and eating well does it matter how your teeth and gums are?

Well, we are obviously biased and say yes,

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.