Oral hygiene

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Firswood dental recommends regular dental hygiene treatments to all patients. Even the best brushing and flossing routines cannot eliminate all traces of plaque left on your teeth.

Plaque eventually becomes hard tartar, which cannot be brushed off. This then traps more plaque and the cycle repeats, causing gum disease and frequently bad breath.

The Firswood dental professionals remove plaque and calculus from your teeth in order to prevent the onset or progression of gum disease. Hence leaving your mouth sparkling clean.

For patients with more advanced periodontal disease, we have a specialist periodontist at Firswood who can analyse your specific situation and provide more intensive treatment to target your treatment needs. The best way to help avoid gum disease and protect against your gums from receding is to practice good oral hygiene.

Let Firswood dental advise you on the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.

Antibiotic therapy

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Antibiotic therapy is the use of antibiotics to kill or slow down the growth of bacteria that cause periodontal (gum) disease. The two most common forms of this therapy are antiseptics and antibiotics.

Antiseptics are found in mouth rinses. They usually are used to help prevent periodontal disease.

Antibiotics are used to kill specific bacteria. They are placed under the gums or given as pills to treat gum disease. Antibiotic pills typically are given only for acute (sudden and short-term) infections. Acute and long-term (chronic) gum infections require a procedure called scaling and root planning. Some people also need periodontal surgery.

One of the newest ways to kill bacteria is laser therapy. Dentists now use lasers to kill bacteria in the gum pockets around teeth. This treatment also seems to stimulate healing.

Full mouth detox

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The Firswood dental full mouth detox experience is a highly satisfying way to kick start your oral hygiene. Sit back, relax and watch a movie, while our team of highly experienced dental professionals get to work on enhancing your oral hygiene.

Please contact the Firswood dental team for more information on this uniquely satisfying treatment that leaves your teeth feeling fresh and clean.