Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by your dentist who will help to remove any plaque and calculus from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing.
An important aspect of the hygienist’s role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque, which in turn will prevent decay and gum disease. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.
Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that your dentist will be able to assist you with.
It is recommend that you come in for regular check-up and hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.