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What is oral hygiene?

Oral hygiene is fundamental for people´s health, as well as being necessary at an aesthetic and social level. An appropriate and daily use of toothbrush, dental floss and other products for oral hygiene avoids the appearance of a big number of pathologies.


What do we call oral hygiene?

We call oral hygiene or dental hygiene to the diary practises that aim to keep a healthy and clean mouth through tooth brushing, dental floss, mouthwashes, etc. The goal is the prevention of diseases such as cavities, gingivitis or periodontitis.

Oral hygiene prevents the plate accumulation in the teeth. The plate is an adhesive film of food debris and bacterias that accumulates on the teeth and generates acids that, if not removed, can deteriorate the dental protective surface.

To maintain good oral hygiene, it is also necessary to visit the doctor regularly for a more thorough mouth cleaning. In addition to eliminating the accumulated plaque and performing regular treatments, such as bridges or fillings, it can also perform diagnostic services to detect potential pathologies.


When to start applying oral hygiene?

Oral hygiene must be present from childhood. More than 40% of children have cavities when they arrive at kindergarten, so it is essential that their parents inculcate the relevant hygiene habits since they begin to be minimally autonomous.

Even pregnant and nursing mothers need to be careful when taking medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline, as they can cause tooth discoloration in the fetus or babies.

You must be careful when maintaining the oral hygiene of babies, since their gums and first teeth are very delicate. The right thing to do is to use a very soft toothbrush or a damp cloth, with a very small amount of toothpaste, as fluoride in excess can be toxic to children.

How to maintain oral hygiene?

  • The ideal thing to do is to brush your teeth 3 times a day if possible after each meal. Cleaning should be thorough, but gentle, as a strong rubbing can damage or irritate the most sensitive oral tissues.
  • Brushes should be changed every 3 months or so. The most suitable are those with soft, rounded nylon bristles. Every internal, external and flat surface of the teeth should be brushed.
  • When it comes to flossing, it’s enough to use it once a day. Each pair of teeth should be inserted and gently moved up and down with a rubbing motion several times.

Oral hygiene is essential for the health of your teeth and gums, and of your entire body in general, as well as being your best letter of introduction to the world. A bright white smile opens more doors than the best resume, book an appointment here.


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Covid-19 Update 😷

Dear Patients – We are still open

Dental services in England set to continue in second lockdown

NHS England has now confirmed that access to dental care will remain throughout the national lockdown, and that public health measures announced by the Prime Minister on Saturday 31st October will permit travel for access to dental care - Dental services are continuing to operate.

We are still open for our patients and will remain open over the lockdown period. Rest assured we are continuing to follow the government’s advice on operating safely, following strict COVID guidelines. Please take care and stay safe.

Blue Pearl Dental Care

Given the unprecedented situation in the UK regarding the COVID-19 virus I felt it was important to reassure you that we are continuing to keep our practice clean and safe for both you and our team.

You will appreciate that as a dental practice we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything that we do. Nevertheless, we are paying particular attention to the latest government guidance on the transmission of coronavirus.

In light of the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak and increased restrictions, advice and suggestion mentioned by the Government, The General Dental Council, British Dental Association and the Local Dental Committee (LDC) we are taking these pro-active steps to play our part in reducing the risk of increasing the spread of COVID-19:</p>

Please note that you cannot come with companions only in case of extreme need

Patients will be evaluated and triangle before their visit over the phone and once classified as, an appointment will be booked.

Before your appointment please refer to the latest on coronavirus at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Please consider the following information and advice before your appointment:



At the moment TOILETS are temporarily out of service in order to Prevent the spread of COVID-19

We are sorry for the disruption this will cause, but the safety of our patients and our staff is our highest priority. We are in this together.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. We look forward to things returning to normal in a timely manner so that we can get back to providing the level of service that you expect from us.

In the meantime, please keep yourself, your families and everyone else safe. We will keep you updated as much as we can and please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss this or any other matter.

We thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time.

Kind regards,

Jesus Orozco

Practice Principal

Blue Pearl Dental Care


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