Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.
We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
My friends and family have commented on how nice my smile is now that I'm smiling more. A lot of folk haven't noticed actually becasue [the teeth] are that natural.
Dental hygiene is a huge part of any dental care routine and one that is done right can help to prevent issues like heart disease, diabetes and strokes.
Medical research has shown that there is a definitive link between gum disease and certain diseases or medical conditions.With this in mind, our highly skilled hygienist in Belfast will work closely with you to keep your mouth and indirectly your body, healthy or to treat any gum disease problems you might currently have.
Have you booked your hygiene appointment yet?
Our hygiene team is ready to help. We provide a full range of preventative services and gum treatments to get you back on track.
Call New Life Teeth in Edinburgh (0131 564 1822) and Belfast (028 9521 7533) today. Alternatively, book a free smile consultation online.
Did you know that by visiting a dental hygienist regularly you can prevent a wide range of problems?
Bleeding gums when you brush
Sore or tender gums
Shrunken gums (known as gum recession)
Bad breath and
Think of your gums as support vessels for your teeth. Below the surface of the gum is a complex network of ligaments, nerves and tissues all designed to support and nourish teeth.
When teeth lose that network of support, you can lose your teeth.
Neglect gum health, for example, and you could develop an aggressive infection known as periodontal disease. When left to its own devices, it can destroy the bone supporting both the gum and the tooth.
Therefore, taking good care of your gums also means taking good care of your teeth and that’s where a dental hygienist can help.
Most dentists and hygienists recommend that you have your teeth or dental implants professionally cleaned twice a year. However, if you are particularly sensitive to the bacteria that cause gum disease, or have a medical condition that predisposes you to gum issues, you may be advised to attend more regularly.
Advances in dental hygiene have shown electric toothbrushes to be up to 30% more effective at removing bacteria when you brush, and guard against over-brushing and gum recession. Chat with one of our dental hygienists to see what would be best for you.
Occasionally you may notice bleeding after you floss. This is an indication that there is inflammation (gum disease causing bacteria) between the teeth. Although bleeding may appear to stop shortly after flossing, it shouldn't be ignored as it can progress into damaging the supporting bone of the teeth. Keep flossing for a few consecutive days, but get in touch if the bleeding persists and book a hygiene visit with us!