Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a dentist who will, amongst other things, help to remove any hard-to-reach plaque from your teeth that may have built up over time.
Dental hygiene at our practice also functions Preventively to treat gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you may have specific hygiene needs that the dentist will be able to assist you with.
It is recommended that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.
An appointment with a dentist for scale and polish may last between 20 to 45 minutes..
The dentist will dye the plaque on the teeth to highlight any areas missed when using a toothbrush and floss and will offer appropriate oral hygiene advice to supplement a patient’s daily oral hygiene regime. A dentist will measure the gaps between gums and teeth with a rounded probe to explore whether any periodontal disease is present and will undertake any treatment necessary to prevent the disease from progressing. The gum condition will be monitored by the dentist to ensure regular oral maintenance. They will also encourage regular three to six monthly scaling and polishing to ensure the routine maintenance of healthy gums.
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