Dental Hygiene

Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning vs. Manual Teeth Scaling

By Hilton Dental / January 4, 2018 /

Scaling, the process of removing plaque and tartar from teeth, is an important step in the hygienist’s teeth cleaning procedure that comes before polishing. Those of you that have seen our new hygienist, Amanda-jane, may have already noticed she favours the use of ultrasonic teeth cleaning. But why? While manual teeth scaling with a handheld…

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4 things that could be causing your bad breath

By Hilton Dental / September 26, 2016 / Comments Off on 4 things that could be causing your bad breath

Smelly breath can be embarrassing but getting rid of it is usually easy. While we all might have it in the morning after a big night or a few hours after a garlic-heavy meal, about one in four of us is thought to suffer from halitosis (the medical term for bad breath) on a regular…

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How to choose a toothpaste that’s right for you

By Hilton Dental / May 18, 2016 /

This month is Smile month, a campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation to bring to our attention the importance of oral health. This year is the fortieth year of the annual campaign. One of the 3 main messages is to remind you to brush your teeth every night and at least one other time…

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Choosing a new toothbrush

By Hilton Dental / December 7, 2015 / Comments Off on Choosing a new toothbrush

The range of options available to shoppers these days can make it very difficult to know if you’re making the correct choice. If you are confused about which one to choose we hope this article will be helpful. So what are the main features of today’s toothbrush and which one will be best for your or your child’s…

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More to your hygiene visit than you realised

By Hilton Dental / July 14, 2015 / Comments Off on More to your hygiene visit than you realised

For around a decade now research has investigated the relationship between gum disease (periodontal disease) and general health. There is strong evidence for relationships between gum disease and heart disease and diabetes. Poor gum health increase risk of future heart disease and affects blood sugar levels. It has recently been shown that improving gum health…

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