Dental Hygiene is the key foundation of a healthy smile and is the action of cleaning your teeth and gums.
Your oral health is our priority and we offer a range of preventative and routine treatments to ensure the health and appearance of your gums is maintained.
Our hygienist Gerrie, is specifically trained in the prevention of gum disease and educates patients on how they can maintain optimum oral health. At your hygiene appointment, Gerrie will carefully examine your mouth and check for any inflammation, bleeding, swelling and the presence of plaque and calculus. She will then go onto remove this plaque and offer guidance on support on how to remove stains, improve gum health and clean between visits.
We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions here, but if there’s anything else you’d like to know, please speak to a member of the team.
Gum disease causes the gums to become sore, inflamed and irritated. The first symptom is normally bleeding when you brush your teeth. There are different stages of gum disease – the early stage, known as gingivitis, is relatively simple to treat, but if left untreated, it can become a more advanced and painful form of gum disease known as periodontitis.
Everyone should see the hygienist to ensure they are cleaning their teeth in the right manner. Key warning signs that could indicate you should most certainly visit the hygienist include:
- Red, sore and swollen gums
- Bleeding when brushing
- Receding gums
- Teeth coming loose
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus between the teeth and gums
Your hygienist will recommend how often you should be visiting here, routine maintenance is normally every 6 months but you may be required to see the hygienist every 3 months depending on your oral health.