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Airport Dental Cork
Airport Dental Cork

Oral Hygiene Treatments in Cork

An effective way to protect your teeth

An effective way to protect your teeth, remove plaque and maintain healthy gums is also the easiest- by regularly visiting our hygienist, Ms Deimante Neverdauskaite, at Airport Dental.

Ms Deimante Neverdauskaite

Dr Eoin Mills

The Honest Truth About Plaque and Your Oral Hygiene

Though it may seem harmless, plaque builds up over time causing your teeth to decay and your gums to become inflamed (called gingivitis). If this plaque goes untreated it will stain your enamel, cause unpleasant smells (bad breath), bleeding of the gums and eventually tooth loss.

Most of us think that brushing and flossing is enough to prevent this, but the fact is nearly 90% of adults experience gum disease at least once. And if it goes untreated it can cause:


Loose and/or splayed front teeth

Bone shrinkage around the teeth

Bleeding, spongy, swollen and painful gums

Increased risk of heart disease and strokes.

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Plus, if you have restorations such as veneers, fillings, crowns, or implants, regular dental hygienist appointments are essential to protect both your health and your investment.

Why Hygiene Is Important

Keep The Teeth You Have- Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. By finding it and treating it as early as possible you increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth for your entire lifetime.

It Can Prevent Other Diseases Too- Poor oral health has been linked to other diseases such as heart disease, respiratory problems and diabetes.

A Whiter Smile- We can remove heavy stains that regular brushing and flossing can’t.

It Prevents Gum Disease- Bleeding and painful gums, bad breath and loose teeth can all be caused by gum disease, and can be prevented and even reversed if caught early and treated properly.

Oral Cancer Prevention- During your visit we will scan and advise you on risk factors for oral cancer, which is highly curable when detected early.

No More Bleeding Gums- Bloody gums is a sign of inflammation of the gums and an early indicator of gum disease. When it’s caught early, it can be completely reversible.

Better Breath- Bad breath, or Halitosis, is caused by bacteria that grows under the gumline where only a dental professional can clean properly.

Dr Eoin Mills


How Do I Know If I’m At Risk Of Gum Disease?

Even if you brush and floss regularly, your risk of getting gum disease can be increased if you smoke, are under a lot of stress or have diabetes. We recommend regular visits to your dentist to identify and treat any gum disease as quickly as possible.

What Happens During The Cleaning Process?

During your first appointment we will fully assess your current oral health and identify any potential problem areas. We will then remove the plaque and bacteria with our state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaler and finish by flossing and polishing your teeth.

Why Do I Need To Keep Coming Back?

Plaque is persistent and can cause gum disease without you even realising it since there are no symptoms in its early stages. By having routine check-ups we can spot receding gums, deeper than usual pockets in your gums and any unusual swelling. With regular cleanings we can help put a stop to gum disease before it causes bigger problems.