Towngate Dental Practice Leyland
© Towngate Dental Practice 2019

Dental Hygienist

Healthy gums are essential to help prevent tooth loss. A regular visit to a dental hygienist or therapist can present or treat periodontal (gum) disease, which severely affects around 15% of the population. Many more people suffer from milder forms of the disease. Periodontal disease results from the build-up of plaque bacteria on the teeth, which leads to an immune response in the gums. This is part of the body’s natural defence mechanism, but an excessive response can result in inflammation. In time, this will damage the gums, ligaments and bone that support the teeth, often leading to tooth loss. At Towngate Dental Practice we have two dental therapists, Katie Crompton and Mandy Brooks. They work closely with our dentists to help prevent and treat periodontal disease. Other treatments they provide include removal of heavy staining using gentle air abrasion, and removal of calculus (tartar) by scaling and polishing. They also provide patients with advice on good oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthy gums.
01772 433498
© Towngate Dental Practice 2019

Dental Hygienist

Healthy gums are essential to help prevent tooth loss. A regular visit to a dental hygienist or therapist can present or treat periodontal (gum) disease, which severely affects around 15% of the population. Many more people suffer from milder forms of the disease. Periodontal disease results from the build-up of plaque bacteria on the teeth, which leads to an immune response in the gums. This is part of the body’s natural defence mechanism, but an excessive response can result in inflammation. In time, this will damage the gums, ligaments and bone that support the teeth, often leading to tooth loss. At Towngate Dental Practice we have two dental therapists, Katie Crompton and Mandy Brooks. They work closely with our dentists to help prevent and treat periodontal disease. Other treatments they provide include removal of heavy staining using gentle air abrasion, and removal of calculus (tartar) by scaling and polishing. They also provide patients with advice on good oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthy gums.
01772 433498
Towngate Dental Practice Leyland