An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Regular Dental Cleaning

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 in News
An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Regular Dental Cleaning

When was the last time that you had a professional dental cleaning? This is one of the best ways to protect the health of your teeth and gums. Experts now recommend that for some people, these appointments should occur more frequently than once every six months. Here are the primary reasons why:

  • These cleanings can effectively remove plaque and bacteria, more than regular brushing and flossing. Some people tend to have more buildup than others, so require more cleanings.
  • Dentists can detect oral problems at a much earlier stage.
  • If an issue is found, it can be treated in a timely fashion.

“By giving your dentist a chance to check for these and other potential problems, you help protect your smile for life!”

Check out additional advantages below:

If you have dental concerns, please make an appointment with us.
Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.