Back to school & work – you and your child’s teeth post-Christmas

Christmas is a difficult period for parents – from early December to the end of the month, sweets, chocolate, cakes and the rest will come your child’s way in school, at friends houses and no doubt in their stockings on Christmas Day. We understand that Christmas takes its toll on children’s teeth and their dental hygiene, with brushing routines becoming interrupted.

Dental hygienist appointments

Contrary to popular belief, dental hygiene appointments actually serve a different purpose to dental check-ups with your dentist. The dental hygienist is responsible for your oral hygiene, the health of your gums and can inform you on how to maintain good oral hygiene, by demonstrating brushing and flossing techniques. By contrast, your dentist is essentially a doctor to your teeth and unlike a dental hygienist, can write out prescriptions and perform operations. Your dental hygienist can perform what is known as a ‘scale and polish’ which is a deep clean of you teeth to remove staining that cannot be removed through brushing alone. This is essential as deep staining suffocates your tooth enamel and can be the cause of gum disease.

Teeth whitening at Cornerhouse

Going into the new year, you might be thinking about how to rejuvenate your smile. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that tackles many different levels of staining as a result of wear and tear. These include lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol in addition to the consumption of certain foods as well as neglecting to maintain good dental health and hygiene. Tooth whitening is a great way of resetting your dental health as you will have a scale and polish performed beforehand, removing any tartar and plaque. For more information about teeth whitening at Cornerhouse click here.

You can read more about the types of foods that are good for your teeth here.

If you would like more information about dental hygiene for your child or you would like to arrange a check-up, please do not hesitate to contact us.