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Dental hygiene — the root of robust tooth care

If you don’t address minor car niggles, they often become major problems by the time of your MOT.

And prevention’s better than cure when it comes to teeth care too — regular visits to your dental hygienist and a thorough cleaning regime are the foundation of lifelong healthy teeth and gums.

Dental hygiene is the root of outstanding oral health — here’s why.


When plaque and tartar build up in hard-to-reach areas, they cause tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

So your hygienist’s job during a checkup is two-fold — to professionally clean your teeth and keep decay at bay with scaling and polishing and provide you with bespoke, expert advice on sustaining a sparkling smile.

Sounds simple, but regular pro tips and maintenance make complex, invasive treatment less likely.

And dental hygiene is vital at all stages of life, but it’s particularly important for children’s teeth — parents should take kids for frequent dental checkups from an early age to encourage good oral hygiene habits.

Dental discipline

When you leave the hygienist, your smile will have more sparkle than Meghan Markle’s engagement ring —but it takes dental discipline for it to stay that way.

Your hygienist will likely recommend particular cleaning techniques tailored to your unique oral health requirements, but they’ll probably include the following:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, ensuring you clean all surfaces.
  • Floss to remove interdental debris from food.
  • Cut out sugary snacks and drinks that exacerbate tooth decay.

Seeing a professional hygienist regularly promotes proactive teeth care — it’s the secret to smiling with confidence for years to come.

If you want to get back on track with excellent teeth care, contact our expert hygienist on 0131 466 8206 to book an appointment.

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