The job of our hygienist’s is to professionally clean and polish your teeth (this is sometimes called ‘scaling and polishing’). Their job also involves educating patients about the best ways to help keep their teeth plaque free.
Combining regular hygienist appointments with your own home care is the best way to maintain a healthy mouth, keep your teeth strong and give you fresher breath. Neglecting your gums can lead to poor gum health, which can cause cause heart problems later on in life.
Hygienist training is focused on preventing gum disease and tooth decay by removing deposits of tartar that build up on the teeth. By teaching you how to prevent it collecting on your teeth in the future, you will be able to slow the process of gum disease.
Booking hygienist appointments for your children will help keep their teeth clean and help to educate them on the best way to brush.
A great way to reduce tooth decay is to limit the amount of sugar in your diet, as well as the amount of times you eat throughout the day.
Cleaning and preparing teeth for treatment
We use both Prophy-Mate Neo with Flash pearl® and Perio-Mate Plaque remover for effective, safe teeth cleaning and preparation of mouths for treatments such as dental implants. Many complex dental treatments have better success rates if the gums of the mouth are as clean and healthy as possible. The Perio-Mate allows gentle yet effective cleaning to take place, avoiding injury to the soft tissue and root surface inside delcate periodontal pockets. The Perio-Mate’s unltrafine water spray and gycine-based PerioMate Powder team up to gently remove plaque biofilm.
Prophy-Mate Neo with Flash pearl® gives deep cleaning using spherical shaped granules, lessening the likelhood of damage to the teeth and gum, removing stains, plaque and calculus quickly and safely.