Dental Hygiene

What is the procedure?

Dental Hygienists are specially trained members of our dental team. They play a vitally important role in dental healthcare and prevent gum disease by giving oral hygiene instruction to patients and are using specialised tools to clean teeth thoroughly.

Our dentists will recommend a visit to the hygienist if they find signs of gum disease or tartar build-up as you will benefit from both the active treatment and preventative advice that this procedure can offer.

Treatment consists of scaling & polishing in order to gently remove plaque and tartar deposits from the tooth surface.  To cancel out any unpleasant sensations, we may apply a topical anaesthetic gel on your gums.  For the scaling itself an ultrasonic device is used which is really effective in removing the tartar but is gentle to your teeth and soft tissues. To achieve a smooth and shiny finish, our hygienist will polish your teeth using an airflow device.
At the end of your hygiene appointment, you’ll be given some useful advice on how you can further improve your brushing technique and what tools you shall use for the optimal result.

You may need a dental hygiene treatment if

  • You haven’t visited your dentist or dental hygienist for a while
  • You see visible stains and/or calculus on your teeth
  • You frequently experience bleeding while brushing teeth
  • You plan to have your teeth bleached
  • Any sort of major dental work needs to be done for you, a hygiene treatment should always be the very first step on your dental journey.

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