See your hygienist regularly
Regular dental hygienist appointments should form part of your dental treatments to help prevent problems that you won’t be able to spot yourself such as the build up of calculus, gingivitis (bleeding gums), gum disease, dental cavities or even mouth cancer.
Did you know gum disease is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss? Good oral hygiene helps maintain gum health and therefore the longevity of the teeth.
Dental hygienist procedure
▸ Dental hygiene examination:
Our dental hygienist will carefully examine and chart your teeth and gums noting any inflammation, swelling, bleeding and the presence of plaque and calculus.
▸ Scaling & polishing (including Pearl blast):
Your dental hygienist will then use special tools to remove the build up of plaque and calculus, especially in those areas which you can’t get to using everyday methods. Once this has been removed we then use the latest air polishing system which fires a jet of compressed air, water and fine sodium bicarbonate particles at your teeth to polish the surface and remove debris. This cleans your teeth thoroughly, removing any superficial stains giving you an instantly whiter smile without bleaching.
▸ Dental hygiene plan:
Finally your dental hygienist will provide you with advice and techniques to enable you to improve your own oral hygiene between hygienist visits and advise you on any special products which may be of benefit to you to maintain great dental hygiene and lovely fresh breath.
30-60 minutes depending on your individual needs.