Why should I see a Hygienist every 6 months?
Good oral hygiene is the key to good dental health and is vital in eliminating gum disease and decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Maintaining a good dental hygiene regime at home is essential to helping prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar. However, some parts of the mouth are difficult to reach and regular dental hygienist visits can prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
Your hygienist is specially trained to prevent and treat gum disease and to help you maintain healthy bright teeth. They offer a professional clean, a process called scaling and polishing. They carefully remove any build-up of plaque or hard deposits of calculus (tartar) above and below the gum using manual or ultrasonic instruments These areas are impossible to clean using a toothbrush. Your hygienist should also provide advice on diet, preventing tooth decay and dental implant care. They can spot signs of dental disease and should always refer you to a dentist if they see anything that needs further treatment.
Regular visits to a hygienist(every 6 months) combined with looking after your teeth and gums at home will greatly improve the appearance of your teeth and oral health.
Do I need to be referred to a hygienist?
We offer direct access to a hygienist, you don’t need to see a dentist to be referred to Hygienist at Dentology unless you have had certain dental treatments in the past where dentist referral may be needed. This is typically to ensure there are no problems, sensitivity or issues with your teeth that could be effected by a hygienist appointment. So check with your Dentist first.