It is our aim to take a preventive approach to oral health issues. Regular dental hygiene treatment, incorporating a scale and clean, are necessary to proactively ensure that your mouth, teeth and gums are at their best.
During a Dental Hygiene appointment, our dental hygienist will perform a scale and clean, which involves thoroughly cleaning the teeth of plaque, calculus (hardened plaque or ‘tartar’), and the removal of surface staining. Gums will be checked for gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease), and the mouth checked for signs of oral pathology such as oral cancer.
The detection of a problem does not always mean dental treatment is needed. Sometimes it can be as simple as a change in tooth brushing technique or the use of a professionally recommended product on an at-risk area. Our hygienist will work with you to show you how to most effectively maintain your teeth at home, and may give you advice on how to make cleaning easier or more effective. Sometimes they may also recommend some diet or lifestyle changes to help maintain good oral health.
Regular Hygiene Appointments
At regular recall visits (usually 6 monthly), the hygiene appointment is usually coupled with a dental examination. During the same visit, our dentist will perform a thorough check-up of the teeth and dental restorations.
For a dental hygiene (scale and clean) appointment contact Preventive Dentistry.