You’re in safe hands

Maintaining healthy gums is the most important part of looking after your oral health. 

Even the most fantastic smile won’t last unless it’s supported on a firm foundation, and our hygienist treatments are the best way to keep that foundation healthy and stable.

From a simple cleaning to remove staining and build-up, to long-term treatment and maintenance for gum disease – our highly qualified and experienced hygienists provide the care you need.

We’ll give you help and guidance in choosing the oral hygiene aids best suited to your individual needs. And our online shop is the ideal place to order the items you need!

Gum disease — maybe it is your problem?

It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, or Alzheimer’s disease. Don’t think it’s your problem? Up to 80 percent of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form.

Most adult tooth loss is linked to gum disease. But research also shows links between gum disease and serious health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and complications with pregnancy. 

Gum disease is silent; early symptoms may be painless and mild, like swollen gums or bleeding when you brush.

Regular dental and hygienist check-ups are vital because we can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in the early stages before major problems arise.

Cause and effect

Several factors can contribute to the development of gum disease: the build-up of plaque on your teeth (known as biofilm) , genetics, and your lifestyle choices. But the most common and controllable factor is dental biofilm — the sticky, colourless coating on your teeth produced by normal mouth bacteria. These bacteria release toxins that break down the natural fibres that bond gums to your teeth.

When this occurs, pockets form between the gums and teeth, and more bacteria and toxins hide, flourish, and destroy your gums. Over time, this process affects not only gums, teeth, and the bone within the mouth, but can also significantly affect your overall health. 

Pioneering treatments

Move on from uncomfortable, sensitive tooth scaling and polishing and experience the benefits of temperature-controlled, almost effortless cleaning technology!

Guided Biofilm Therapy is the state-of-the-art approach to maintaining the health of your gums and treating periodontal disease. Our Biofilm Therapy treatments give you the highest levels of comfort, safety and efficiency.

You don’t need to be a current patient at Space Healthcare – you can access our highly rated hygienist treatments at any time.

Contact us 01926 282282 to arrange your next hygienist visit. Or book directly online!

Maintaining good gum health

Regular hygienist visits help us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your gums. You should also brush twice a day, and floss or clean between your teeth once each day.

We’ll recommend the products that will optimize your oral homecare, and we’ll show you the best methods for brushing and flossing. If you have overcome periodontal disease, we will recommend frequent check-ups to ensure your mouth stays healthy for a lifetime.

How much does it cost?

Costs will vary depending on the current health of your gums. However, as a guide, a single visit to maintain your gum health starts from £68. Treatment for active periodontal disease will involve several visits and starts from £360.