During a dental hygienist visit, we will clean your teeth and gums to help remove plaque, stains and calculus.
Dental hygiene is essential for a healthy, bright smile. Regular visits to the hygienist can help to keep your oral health in check and provide preventative care.
Through a treatment known as a scale and polish, our team can effectively clean your teeth and gums, and remove plaque, stains and calculus. This will leave your mouth feeling fresh and renewed, and it can also help to remove surface stains.
Excellent oral care and regular dentist visits will not only help to maintain healthy teeth and gums but can also decrease your risk of future dental problems. Gum disease is a common problem that can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. By keeping your teeth free from plaque and tartar buildup, you can minimise the risk of developing gum disease.
Causes of bad breath
Bad breath is a common problem caused by bacteria on the teeth, gums and tongue. These bacteria release foul-smelling gases if they are not regularly cleared away. Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue can also rot and can cause an unpleasant smell. Certain foods can also lead to temporarily bad breath, including onions, garlic and
Correct and regular brushing is essential to keep your breath smelling fresh. Visit us regularly, and our dentist will not only keep your breath feeling fresh, but will also look for and prevent problems such as gum disease and dental decay. If you’re concerned you might have bad breath, a visit to the dental hygienist can give you back your confidence.
Protect against tooth decay
Poor brushing habits can allow bacteria to build up on your teeth. This will eventually eat away at the enamel and expose the soft tooth material below. If bacteria are able to enter your tooth, then this can lead to a cavity. Left untreated, this can infect the root and the only option will be either a root canal and crown or extraction.
The simple way to protect against this possibility is to commit to regular dental checkups and hygienist visits. This will help to spot dental issues before they become problematic. For example, if you have an incorrect brushing technique, a dental hygienist can give you pointers on how to improve this to protect your teeth.
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You should aim to visit the dental hygienist between 1-2 times per year. If you alternate with dental checkups, this will ensure your teeth are well cared for and dental issues can be picked up as soon as they arise.
No, a scale and polish treatment shouldn’t hurt. If you experience any discomfort during your treatment, we can assess the cause of your pain and then use a local anaesthetic to minimise your discomfort.
We offer a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Learn more about individual treatment options or book a consultation to find out how we can help.