Hughes & Owen are proud to have an approach to modern dentistry centred around prevention. This means that we place a lot of emphasis on helping patients to maintain healthy and strong smiles for as long as possible, with minimal need for treatment.
We apply an individual approach to oral hygiene that begins with young patients and educating them so that they feel positive about their oral health. Our specially trained staff has plenty of tricks up their sleeves to ensure children remain engaged and excited when they visit for appointments!
Here at Hughes & Owen we believe that great smiles start right from when we are born. The more comfortable your child feels coming to us and the more tools and information we can supply them with so that they want to care for their teeth, the better. Our preventative approach also includes educating our adult patients too. The more advice we can give you to help you to look after your teeth and gums between check-ups, the more likely it is your smile will stay healthy for years to come.
Each and every patient has individual oral hygiene needs which always include or relate to:
Sometimes these needs may include or relate to:
With all of this in mind, we can ensure that each patient, young or old, has an individual oral hygiene plan. It may be that you need to see the hygienist regularly, or it may be that we need to help devise a special oral health plan for you whilst you go through certain medical conditions or treatments. Whatever your individual circumstance and needs, we will take the time to ensure you get the right treatment, advice and oral health care from our team.
Not all teeth are perfectly shaped to be cleaned easily, and so even if you have a brilliant oral hygiene regime, you may still miss sections leading to a build-up of plaque and tartar in those areas. If that build-up of plaque is left alone, bacteria will build up and attack the teeth, eventually leading to cavities and contributing to gum disease.
A scale and polish is a treatment used to remove the plaque and tartar build-up from these difficult to reach areas. First, something called a scaler is used to remove the harder bits of tartar, and then various other instruments are used to clean different parts of the teeth. Once they are clean, the teeth are polished using a rotating brush and special paste to make them look and feel fresh and clean.
Are you struggling with your oral health and want to get it firmly back on track? Please call the team at Hughes and Owen to schedule your appointment.
Hughes & Owen offer extensive periodontal care, dealing with the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss and, surprising as it may seem, it is very common for most people to have it at least once in their life. It is caused by a build-up of plaque and the good news is that it is reversible in its first stage, commonly known as gingivitis.
Each and every patient has different needs when it comes to gum disease treatment and we make sure we offer tailor made treatment plans to help to prevent it, or treat and manage it if it has reached its later stage.
Early stage gum disease treatments could include:
Later stage gum disease treatments could include: