A buildup of plaque around your teeth can cause yellowing, bad breath and bleeding gums. In fact, 90% of adults will suffer from gum disease at some point in their lifetime.
The good news is that regular visits to our oral hygiene team will not only keep your smile shining brightly but they will also ensures that the health of your teeth and gums stay in tip top condition. And if you have restorations such as crowns, veneers, fillings, dentures or implants our team is specially trained to show you how to maintain them, too.
The aim of our experienced team members is to lengthen the lifespan of your teeth and promote all round good health.
When you step into our clinic, one of our highly trained hygienists will spend a few moments with you discussing your dental health, including any previous gum or teeth health issues as well as any concerns you might have. Ask away!
Your hygienist will then review your medical history so be sure to let us know of any changes in your medical condition or medications you may have taken since your last dental visit.
During your first visit with us, and during every visit after, we will perform a quick oral cancer screening. This visual inspection of your mouth and soft tissues is a very straightforward procedure and only takes a few minutes.
All of the findings will be clearly explained and a treatment plan for healthy gum maintenance will be provided to you. Then, any necessary removal of harmful plaque and bacteria will be performed using state of the art hand-held ultrasonic scalers, before the hygienist flosses and polishes your teeth. Depending on your current gum health this may require more than one visit.
During your appointment, your hygienist will review your medical history so be sure to let them know about any changes in medical conditions or medications you’re taking. They will also perform a quick visual oral cancer screening of your mouth and soft tissues as well as carry out a gum health evaluation. All the findings as well as any required changes to your treatment plan will be clearly explained to you.
Finally, your hygienist will spend time discussing the appropriate cleaning aids and good oral hygiene techniques you can use at home to maintain your gum health between visits.
Everyone’s mouth and dental health is different. How often you need to visit the hygienist will depend on your current oral health and the effectiveness of your maintenance program. Your dentist will be happy to advise you.
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90% of all adults will suffer from gum disease at some point in their life so we wholeheartedly believe everyone should visit a hygienist. For those with cosmetic or other dental work, seeing a hygienist is even more important.