In February 2022 the United Kingdom was ranked in twelfth place in Europe when it comes to oral hygiene according to Dental Nursing UK. At Meadowbank Dental we want to change that by providing our patients with the education and treatment they need to maintain their dental hygiene Edinburgh.
An international team
We have assembled a dedicated dynamic team of staff from all over the world, providing our patients with the expertise required to maintain their teeth and gums. All of our staff are trained to deliver a high level of dental service.
It all starts with you
A simple dental hygiene Edinburgh programme can be the difference between keeping your teeth or losing your teeth. If a proper oral hygiene regime is instilled from a very young age the chances are that your teeth will stay with you for your whole life. The best time to start taking care of your teeth is while you still have your baby teeth. If you have children bring them in with you when you have an appointment. Our friendly, welcoming staff will look after them while you receive your treatment. The more you bring them in, the more they will feel at home in our dental surgery. This familiarity with the surroundings and staff will help to reduce any dental anxiety that they may otherwise develop. When their time comes to have a dental examination they will see it as a natural event because mummy and daddy do it. We also get the opportunity to see if there are any dental problems that may come to the fore in their later years. Education is another vital aspect of dental hygiene Edinburgh and we will take the time to explain the correct way to brush and floss teeth. The right toothbrush to suit your teeth and gums is also extremely important. A thorough oral hygiene routine which includes regular, at least twice a day, brushing and twice yearly dentist visits will go a long way to maintaining your teeth and gums.
Your teeth and your diet
Our hygienists are an important part of our preventive dentistry programme and they will ensure that your teeth stay clean and free of plaque. They will also provide guidance on how diet affects your teeth and gums, especially sugar. Lifestyle can also cause dental damage and activities such as smoking don’t help your teeth or your mouth. This is why it is important to make sure that you have twice yearly dental check-ups, so that we can monitor the health of your teeth and gums.
The importance of your mouth
Your mouth is far more important than your car and deserves better treatment as well. You use your mouth for a vast array of activities and the need to keep it healthy cannot be emphasised enough. When you speak you don’t want people to recoil because your breath is foul. Bad breath is usually caused by a build-up of bacteria, which can be extremely embarrassing. But bad breath, or halitosis as it is called, can indicate a serious oral condition. Proper regular oral hygiene can help you avoid the embarrassment caused by bad breath. We will play our part in maintaining your oral hygiene and if you play yours we can help get the UK into the top ten of good dental hygiene countries.