Dental Hygiene

Keeping your smile clean

We offer both treatment and maintenance solutions to remove plaque and calculus deposits, leaving your teeth feeling fresh and clean. We’ll also send you home with an effective hygiene regime to prevent build-ups between future visits.

Our dental hygienist, Brigitte, uses both ultra-sonic and hand scalers along with the latest Air-Flow technology to remove tough stains. Regular dental examinations and hygiene appointments are crucial to prevent issues like loosening teeth, spacing problems, bone loss and ultimately losing teeth.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Hygiene.

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FAQs

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  1. What causes toothache?
    Toothaches can result from various causes, including tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, infection, abscess, tooth grinding, or dental trauma. Sensitivity to hot or cold substances, sweet foods, or pressure while chewing may indicate underlying issues.
  2. What does a dental hygienist do?
    A dental hygienist specialises in preventive oral care. They perform thorough plaque & calculus removal, and provide guidance on maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
  3. What is a scale and polish?
    A scale and polish involves the removal of plaque and calculus from teeth, followed by polishing to make them shine. This procedure enhances oral hygiene, prevents gum disease, and leaves your teeth feeling clean and fresh.
  4. How often should I go for a dental hygiene appointment?
    The frequency of dental hygiene appointment depends on an individual’s oral health needs. Most patients require a visit every six months, however, your dentist or hygienist may suggest more frequent visits if you have active gum (periodontal) disease.
  5. Is a dental hygiene appointment painful?
    Dental hygiene appointments are typically not painful. While you may experience some discomfort during the cleaning process, especially if there’s significant calculus build-up, the hygienist aims to ensure your comfort. Local anaesthesia can be used if necessary. Brigitte is sensitive to the needs of all our patients and will treat you accordingly.
  6. Can a dental hygienist identify dental issues during an appointment?
    Yes, dental hygienists are trained to identify common dental issues. They check for signs of gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer. If they detect any concerns, they will discuss them with you and may recommend further evaluation by a dentist.