As well as regular check-ups with our dentist, routine visits to the dental hygienist are an important part of ensuring your teeth and gums are kept in top condition. Keeping your mouth healthy will not only give you a great smile, but will also have beneficial knock-on effects for your general health.
Our hygienist will begin by making a thorough assessment of the health of your teeth and gums and gently removing any built-up plaque and tartar on and around the teeth and below the gum line that can’t always be removed by brushing and flossing. Plaque and tartar, if left unchecked, can cause significant health problems associated with tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease and diabetes, so there’s more at stake than just your oral health.
Our experienced dental hygienist will give your teeth the very best deep clean, but is also available to advise you on every aspect of your oral health and to make any dietary recommendations that might help. They can also provide advice for patients with severe gum problems, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, and for those who have had extensive reconstructive work such as implants.
Finally, they will show you how to maintain your clean and healthy teeth with an effective brushing and flossing home oral healthcare regimen. Depending on your individual oral health needs, you will be given a recommendation for how often to visit the hygienist, with twice annually being an average.