Dental Hygiene at Happy Kids Dental
Regular dental hygiene appointments for children help to promote good oral health and prevent cavities.
Oral hygiene statistics in children in the UK show that almost 9 out of 10 hospital tooth extractions, among children aged 0 to 5 years, are due to preventable tooth decay, according to PHE data up to 2019
The aim of a good oral hygiene routine is to remove plaque. Plaque is made of food and bacteria that grow on the teeth surfaces and around the gum line and can cause oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay, if not removed effectively.
Maintaining good oral health
At Happy Kids Dental, we believe prevention is much more effective than intervention, especially in paediatric dentistry. Our top priority is to support you in creating healthy habits and maintaining good oral health. To achieve this, we have set up regular hygiene appointments, alongside the regular dental check ups.
Hygiene appointments at Happy kids dental consist of personalised tooth brushing advice to encourage the most effective plaque removal. During the appointment, a paediatric dental therapist will demonstrate the best tooth brushing techniques for your child to help them reach even the difficult areas. The dental therapist will also carry out a professional cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar on your child’s teeth and the appointment ends with a nice polish to remove any staining, leaving your child with nice and shiny teeth.This will help encourage healthy gums and prevent dental diseases.
Guided Biofilm Therapy
At Happy Kids Dental we also offer Guided Biofilm Therapy - a personalised dental hygiene treatment for children.
Guided Biofilm Therapy helps to target and remove biofilm/plaque deposits, which is otherwise damaging to teeth and gums.
Some key benefits of the Guided Biofilm Therapy for children:
- Safe, comfortable and effective:
It is a minimally invasive, safe and gentle treatment, which also reduces the need for hand and sonic/ultrasonic instrumentation.
- Superior cleaning:
the session begins with the use of a disclosing agent, which highlights the plaque present on the teeth, even those not visible to the naked eye. This helps your child to understand the areas requiring concentration when brushing and also allows us to ensure complete biofilm removal.
A minimally invasive dental hygiene treatment for a child that helps to significantly reduce treatment time, in comparison to the standard cleaning methods, helps to increase comfort for your child and encourages positive dental experiences.
At Happy Kids Dental we are advocates for preventative dental care. We ensure that our patients receive professional oral hygiene appointments, at least twice a year as part of their regular dental routine. This allows us to review our patients’ brushing techniques, protect our patient’s teeth and further motivate our patients to maintain better oral and systemic health.