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How do you prevent gum disease?


Removing plaque through daily brushing, flossing and professional cleaning is the best way to minimise your risk. Your dentist can design a personalised program of home oral care to meet your needs. Today the role of education and professional cleaning is provided by dental hygienists under the supervision of the dentist. Hygienists often spend more time and are more thorough in the delivery of preventive procedures than dentists. Hygienists can provide cleaning services much more cost effectively. In difficult cases your dentist may refer you to a Periodontist for more comprehensive and specialised gum treatments.

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