Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by our dental hygienists Jo and Fiona who will help to remove any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing. An important aspect of the hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.
Dental hygiene at the dental clinic also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.
Medical research has shown that untreated, advanced gum disease is linked with an increased risk of heart disease and strokes, and we are continually learning how the health of the mouth can affect our general health, including links with diabetes and respiratory disease.
It is recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.