Dental hygiene appointments are essential for preventing painful and potentially serious dental problems. During your appointment with your hygienist, your gums will be checked and your teeth will be scaled and polished. Healthy gums will make you less likely to suffer from adult tooth loss and prevent you from having corrective dental treatment as a result.
Our hygienist appointments are between 30 and 60 minutes long. They provide a gum examination and removal of any stains or deposits by scaling. You will be able to discuss any dental concerns you may have, as well as receive great oral health advice.
- Get invaluable oral hygiene advice.
- Full gum examination.
- Prevent future dental problems.
- Have teeth scaled.
- You teeth will be polished.
- Professional, experienced hygienist.
You hygienist isn’t just trying to prevent the need for you to have fillings or bad breath in the future, by getting rid of the food deposits that cause tooth decay, but also she is trying to prevent you from getting more serious health problems.
Heart disease has been linked in several studies to untreated gum disease. By not brushing your teeth precisely enough, you could be setting yourself up for more than just dental problems.
Hygienists are trained to carry out specific work and help prevent you from needing further work on your mouth. Advice will be provided on how to best brush and floss your teeth to help you get more out your regular brushing sessions.
You’ll have a discussion with your hygienist about any concerns you might have and your gums will have a thorough examination. We will be looking for signs of gum disease and your teeth will be checked for signs of decay. If either is present, you will receive the necessary treatment. Your teeth will also be scaled and polished. If you’d like to have stains removed from your teeth, we can use our new revolutionary Airflow system. Airflow stain removal treatment can be incorporated into your hygienist appointment, or booked separately.
Up to 90% of the population may have gingivitis (bleeding gums) currently and there’s a good chance 50% of the population will suffer from gum disease at some point. If your gums are red, swollen or bleeding you could have gum disease. The hygienist will assess your mouth and deliver gum therapy if it’s required. It’s especially important gum disease is treated upon discovery, given the links that various studies have found between gum disease and more serious illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes. Treating gum disease early also reduces the risk of tooth loss.