Our dedicated hygienists have vast experience in preventing and treating conditions including gum disease and dental decay.
While your oral care routine at home is effective at removing plaque from your teeth, a professional clean will help remove any build-up and protect your smile from bacteria. Our hygienists can also help reduce halitosis (bad breath) and improve the appearance of your smile with polishing treatments.
Why are hygiene appointments important?
Your oral health depends on your gums. We are best placed to look after your gum health, preventing gum disease and removing any bacteria that is already causing issues. If left untreated, gum disease can cause your gums to recede and eventually lead to tooth loss.
The symptoms of gum disease are mild, so it is often overlooked. The early stage, gingivitis, is characterised by swollen, red gums which bleed when brushed. If left untreated, gingivitis can cause the gums to begin to recede and create pockets between the gums and the tooth, allowing plaque to form. This is known as periodontitis, which is not reversible but can be controlled.
During your appointment, we ensure we check for signs of gum disease, catching and treating it before it is allowed to worsen.
What happens during the appointment?
The main part of your hygiene appointment involves a routine scale and polish. This deep clean removes stubborn tartar from the hard to reach areas of your mouth, and is followed by a professional polish. Your teeth will feel smoother, cleaner and brighter immediately.
Our hygienists will also advise you on how to properly care for your teeth and gums, demonstrating brushing techniques so you can keep up with your oral hygiene routine at home. We will also advise when it would be best to book another hygiene appointment.